Valpo Announces 2021-22 Women’s Basketball Schedule

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans unveiled her program’s schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season this afternoon. Five games against teams which finished in the top 100 of the NCAA NET ranking last season — including a visit to the ARC from Notre Dame — highlight the nonconference slate and will help prepare the Beacons for the always-challenging Missouri Valley Conference schedule, which was released by the conference office today.


Dominique Duck Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Dominique Duck has joined the program as an assistant coach. Duck comes to Valpo after spending the last five seasons on staff at Morehead State, including the last three as associate head coach.


Doseck Named Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Dominique Doseck will serve as the program’s director of basketball operations for the 2021-22 season. Doseck assumes the DOBO role after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant.


Emily Hays Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Emily Hays has joined the program as an assistant coach. Hays comes to Valpo after spending the last seven years as a head coach, including the last four at Dickinson College.


Morrison, White to Return For 2021-22 Season

The Valpo women’s basketball program will have some more experience on its side when it takes the court for the 2021-22 season, as it announced Friday that seniors Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) will utilize the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA to winter sport student-athletes due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020-21 season.


Olivia Brown Signs With Valpo Women’s Basketball

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Olivia Brown, a 5-8 guard from East Grand Rapids, Mich., has signed with the Valpo program and will suit up for the Brown and Gold beginning with the 2021-22 season. Brown comes to Valpo from St. Bonaventure, where she played two seasons for the Bonnies.


Women’s Basketball Drops Battle to Drake in MVC Tournament Quarterfinal

The seventh-seeded Valpo women’s basketball team put together a strong effort in quarterfinal action at Hoops in the Heartland Friday evening against second-seeded Drake and was within one possession at the halfway mark of the fourth quarter, but a decisive run by the Bulldogs proved to be the difference as Drake prevailed by a 71-60 final to advance to the semifinals and end Valpo’s season.


Weinman’s Career High Leads Valpo to Win in Hoops in the Heartland Opener

Valpo women’s basketball junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) picked the perfect time to drop a new career best in the scoring column, pouring in 28 points on Thursday to lead the way as seventh-seeded Valpo defeated tenth-seeded Evansville, 65-52, in the opening round of Hoops in the Heartland. With the win, Valpo advances to face second-seeded Drake on Friday evening at 5 p.m.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: March 10

Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly for a look back at last weekend at Drake & the regular season as a whole, the MVC awards earned by Shay Frederick & Carie Weinman, the team's excitement about returning to Moline for Hoops in the Heartland, and more!


Frederick Named First Team All-MVC; Weinman Earns Honorable Mention, All-Defensive Accolades

The Valpo women’s basketball team had a pair of players honored Wednesday morning as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its All-Conference teams. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) earned a First Team All-MVC spot, while junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) was named an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection and repeated on the All-Defensive Team as well.


Women's Basketball Ready for Hoops in the Heartland

Valpo opens Hoops in the Heartland as the tournament’s seventh seed and will need to win four games to claim the tournament title. First up for the Brown and Gold is a matchup against 10th-seeded Evansville on Thursday evening. Valpo has won its first game at its last four conference tournament appearances.


Frederick Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

Combining excellence in competition and in the classroom, Valpo women’s basketball junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) is one of five members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.


Late Lead Slips Away For Women’s Basketball at Drake Saturday

The Valpo women’s basketball team held an eight-point advantage with just over two minutes to play Saturday afternoon in its regular season finale at Drake, but the host Bulldogs ended regulation on a 10-2 run to force overtime and would go on to earn a 71-66 win over the Brown and Gold. The loss means that Valpo will be the seventh seed for Hoops in the Heartland and open the tournament Thursday evening against tenth-seeded Evansville.


Women’s Basketball Falls at Drake Friday Evening

Valpo junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) racked up a career-high seven steals Friday — the most by a Valpo player in over seven years — to lead a defensive effort which forced 24 Drake turnovers, but it wouldn’t be enough for the Brown and Gold to top the Bulldogs, as Drake earned a 77-67 victory in Des Moines. Valpo enters the final day of the regular season needing a victory to earn a first-round bye at Hoops in the Heartland.


Women's Basketball Closes Regular Season This Weekend at Drake

Postseason seeding is on the line this weekend as the Valpo women’s basketball team closes out the regular season with a two-game series at Drake, starting on Friday evening. One win in the two matchups with the Bulldogs, combined with a loss by either Bradley or Loyola or two losses from UNI in the final weekend, would guarantee Valpo a top-six seed at Hoops in the Heartland for a second straight season and a first-round bye.


Frederick Named College Sports Madness MVC Player of the Week

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.


Women’s Basketball Extends Win Streak to Four With Sweep at SIU

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.


Record-Setting 3-Point Barrage Lifts Women’s Basketball to Road Win Saturday

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.


Women's Basketball Continues Road Swing at SIU This Weekend

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.


Frederick Delivers Game-Winner as Valpo Edges Loyola

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.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Feb. 24

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!


Women's Basketball Hits Road Wednesday to Face Loyola

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.


Women’s Basketball Claims Senior Night Win Over Evansville

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.


Women’s Basketball Suffers Through Cold Shooting Night in Loss to Evansville

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.


Women's Basketball Hosts Play4Kay Game Friday, Senior Night Saturday

After having last weekend off from competition due to COVID cancellations, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action for the first time in 14 days this weekend for its final home games of the season, as the Brown and Gold host Evansville Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday’s game will be the program’s annual Play4Kay to raise awareness for breast cancer research, while Saturday’s game will be Senior Night at the ARC.


Valpo-Indiana State Women’s Basketball Series Postponed

The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Indiana State-Valparaiso women's basketball series (Feb. 13-14) at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Ind., due to positive COVID-19 test results among Indiana State’s Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The Conference will announce make-up dates for the series/games at a later date.


Women’s Basketball Falls in Finale Versus Bradley

The Valpo women’s basketball team finished out the first half of MVC play with a split of its series against Bradley, as the visiting Braves used a 23-9 second quarter advantage to propel themselves to a 61-51 victory in the finale Friday evening at the ARC.


Women’s Basketball Ties Program 3-Point Record in Win Over Bradley

The Valpo women’s basketball team showcased its shooting prowess from deep at the ARC on Thursday evening, matching a program record with 17 made 3-pointers — including a 10-of-16 mark from downtown in the second half — to lift it to a 71-66 victory in MVC play over visiting Bradley. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) led the barrage from deep with five triples as Valpo overcame separate double-figure deficits three different times to earn another top-100 win within conference play.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Feb. 2

Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at last weekend's Missouri State series and look ahead to this week's Bradley, talks rebounding and discusses what it takes to compete in the second game of the back-to-backs this year.


Women's Basketball Welcomes Bradley to ARC Thursday and Friday

The first half of the MVC schedule comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team at the ARC this week, as another tough series awaits the Brown and Gold with Bradley coming to town. Friday night’s game will serve as the program’s Heart Health Awareness game, with all family members attending the game and fans watching from home encouraged to wear red in support of National Wear Red and Give Day.


Valpo Falls to #25 Missouri State in Heartbreaking Finish Sunday

It looked like the Valpo women’s basketball team was poised to capture its first win over a nationally-ranked team in 13 years Sunday afternoon at the ARC, but a foul called on a 3-point attempt with 0.8 seconds to play allowed visiting #RV/25 Missouri State to hit three free throws and pull out a 74-73 victory. The ending overshadowed a strong performance by Valpo, highlighted by 20-point games from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) and a great team effort on the glass.


Strong Defensive Effort For Valpo Women Saturday Against #25 Missouri State

Playing for the first time in 11 days and facing a nationally-ranked foe, the Valpo women’s basketball team put together a strong defensive effort in a 61-51 loss to #RV/25 Missouri State Saturday afternoon at the ARC. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) led the way offensively with a game-high 23 points.


Women's Basketball Returns to Action This Weekend Versus Missouri State

After 11 days in between games, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action this weekend with a pair of games against nationally-ranked Missouri State, which enters the ARC perfect in MVC play so far this season. The two teams will face off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.


Beyer, Sheehan Join Women’s Basketball Program

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that November signees Katie Beyer (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and Molly Sheehan (Hinsdale, Ill./Benet Academy) have both completed their high school graduation requirements early and have enrolled at Valparaiso University for the spring 2021 semester.


Cold Shooting Results in Loss For Women’s Basketball Tuesday

The Valpo women’s basketball team shot just 27.8% from the floor and hit only one 3-pointer on Tuesday as it dropped an MVC contest at the ARC to visiting Loyola, 53-36.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Jan. 18

Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly as she looks back at last week's Illinois State series - including the play of senior Caitlin Morrison in the win over the Redbirds - talks about the mental toughness needed when playing back-to-backs, and more.


Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Loyola Tuesday

The Valpo women’s basketball team will return to the court eight days earlier than anticipated, as the Brown and Gold will match up with Loyola at the ARC Tuesday evening. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, but was moved to this week by mutual agreement.


Valpo-Loyola Women’s Game Moved Up to January 19

The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that the Loyola at Valpo women’s basketball game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, will be played at the ARC this coming Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.


Morrison’s Career Night Leads Valpo to Friday Win at Illinois State

A career-high 21 points on near-perfect shooting from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and an explosive third quarter were the perfect combination for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Friday night, as the Brown and Gold bounced back from Thursday night’s overtime loss to roll to a 75-58 win at Illinois State and earn a split of the two-game series. Along the way, junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) moved into Valpo’s top-10 in career assists.


Valpo Falls in Overtime in Opener at Illinois State

The Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to force overtime Thursday at Illinois State behind another big fourth quarter from junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville), but the Redbirds pulled away late in the extra period to earn an 81-75 victory in the opener of the two-game series.


Valpo-SIU Women’s Basketball Series Postponed

The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Southern Illinois-Valpo women's basketball series (Jan. 22-23) from Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill., due to positive COVID-19 test results among Southern Illinois' Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff.


Valpo-Missouri State Women’s Basketball Series Rescheduled

The Missouri Valley Conference announced Wednesday that the postponed women’s basketball series between Valpo and Missouri State has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31, with both games to be played at the ARC.


Women's Basketball Faces First MVC Road Series at Illinois State

The Valpo women’s basketball team makes its second attempt at taking on Illinois State this week, traveling for the first time in MVC play to Normal for a two-game series Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15. The series was originally scheduled for Jan. 1-2, but was postponed two weeks.


Comeback Attempt Comes Up Short Friday Night

The Valpo women’s basketball team put together a furious fourth-quarter rally as it attempted to open MVC play with a two-game series sweep, but visiting UNI held off the rush from the Brown and Gold as the Panthers emerged 79-71 victors Friday evening. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) continued her strong recent play with a 26-point effort, her third straight game scoring at least 20 points.


Valpo Opens MVC Play With Home Win Over UNI

Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) took over midway through the fourth quarter at the ARC Thursday evening, scoring nine points in a stretch of 74 seconds to give the Valpo women’s basketball team the lead for good in a 63-56 victory over UNI. The win over the Panthers came in the delayed conference opener for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Basketball Set to Host UNI to Open MVC Play

The Valpo women’s basketball team gets the 2020-21 Missouri Valley Conference slate off to a belated start this week as the Brown and Gold host UNI on Thursday and Friday evenings. This year’s MVC schedule was adjusted to feature games against the same opponent on back-to-back days.


Women's Basketball Series at Illinois State Postponed to Jan. 14-15; Missouri State Series to be Rescheduled

The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Valpo-Illinois State women’s basketball series (Jan. 1-2) due to positive COVID-19 test results among Valpo’s Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The series will be made up Jan. 14-15 at Illinois State, while the Missouri State series at the ARC will be played on dates to be determined and which will be announced by the MVC at a later date.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Dec. 22

Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at last week’s games against Xavier and Wisconsin, talk about the recent play of junior point guard Shay Frederick and give her thoughts on the nonconference slate as a whole as Valpo turns to the start of MVC play in the New Year.


Maya Dunson Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Program

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Maya Dunson has enrolled at Valparaiso University mid-year and has joined the women’s basketball program. Dunson, a 5-11 wing player, will be eligible to play immediately, beginning with Valpo’s MVC opener at Illinois State Jan. 1.


Women’s Basketball Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker at Wisconsin Sunday

Led by a career-best effort from junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) in her return to her home state, the Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit Sunday at Wisconsin to force overtime on a Frederick layup with 1.3 seconds to play in regulation, but the Badgers scored the first seven points of overtime as Valpo lost its nonconference finale, 89-82.


Valpo All-Access: Grace White

Women's basketball senior Grace White joins us for the latest edition for Valpo All-Access. She talks about being a member of the Ojibwe tribe and growing up on the Red Lake reservation, the strong start to the team's season and more!


Women's Basketball Takes Aim at Third B1G Win at Wisconsin Sunday

The abbreviated nonconference slate comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Madison, Wis. to take on the Badgers of Wisconsin. Valpo is in search of its third win versus a Big Ten opponent this season.


Valpo Women Take Down Xavier Wednesday

Another day, another win over a power conference program for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the Brown and Gold used a big first-half run to take control against Big East foe Xavier Wednesday afternoon at the ARC and then held off a rally from the Musketeers down the stretch to win, 88-83, thanks in large part to a clutch 3-pointer from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) in the final minute.


Valpo Women Host Xavier Wednesday Afternoon

A rare weekday afternoon home game is on the slate for the Valpo women’s basketball program as it looks for its second consecutive win at the ARC on Wednesday, welcoming Big East foe Xavier to town.


Weinman, Morrison Lead the Way as Valpo Cruises Saturday

Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) and Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) have shared the court plenty over the years, playing prep and AAU basketball together prior to teaming up together at Valpo. Saturday likely ranks up there as one of the most memorable performances for the duo, as Morrison set a new career high in the scoring column and Weinman posted her highest output in a Valpo uniform to lead the way as the Valpo women’s basketball team rolled to a 75-51 victory over Western Michigan in the home opener Saturday.


Women's Basketball Opens Home Slate Saturday

After four consecutive road games to open the 2020-21 campaign, the Valpo women’s basketball team finally makes its home debut on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes Western Michigan to the ARC. The Dec. 12 date for the home opener is the latest for the Brown and Gold since the 1994-95 season.


Valpo Basketball Announces Television Dates

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference, has announced television plans for the 2020-2021 conference basketball season.


Trio of Basketball Alums Named to 2021 Indiana Women’s Silver Anniversary Team

Three former Valpo women’s basketball players were named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Silver Anniversary Team, as announced by the Hall of Fame this week. 2006 Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Sarrah (Stricklett) Mosher, Lisa (Winter) Finn and Carie (Wickham) Bronnenberg were the trio honored for their accomplishments as high school seniors 25 years ago.


Women’s Basketball Falls to Miami (Ohio) Tuesday

A run spanning the first and second quarters was too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome on Tuesday evening in Oxford, Ohio, as host Miami (Ohio) came away with a 67-49 win over the Brown and Gold.


Valpo Women Close Out Season-Opening Road Swing at Miami (Ohio) Tuesday

With back-to-back wins over Big Ten programs in the bag, the Valpo women’s basketball team closes out a stretch of four straight road games to open the 2020-21 season on Tuesday afternoon as it travels to Oxford, Ohio to face Miami (Ohio). Please note tip time has been pushed back 90 minutes from what was originally scheduled.


White Named MVC and CSM National High-Major Player of the Week

Leading the Valpo women’s basketball team to a historic week which featured two road wins at Big Ten schools resulted in senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) raking in a pair of honors on Monday. White was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week and was tabbed by College Sports Madness as its National High-Major Player of the Week.


So Nice, They Did It Twice: Another B1G Win for Valpo Women

It might seem like déjà vu, but this was real life — Wednesday’s win apparently felt so good for the Valpo women’s basketball team that they decided to do it again Sunday afternoon. For the second time in five days, Valpo went on the road to a Big Ten team and came away victorious, this time taking down Purdue in West Lafayette by a final score of 52-47. Senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) came up with key baskets on back-to-back possessions in the final 75 seconds after Purdue had cut the lead to one point to help secure the win.


Women's Basketball Looks For Second Straight Big Ten Win Sunday

Straight off of its first win over a Big Ten program since 2012, the Valpo women’s basketball team faces a second straight showdown with a Big Ten team, as it makes the short trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue Sunday afternoon. The game marks the third in a four-game stretch away from home to open the 2020-21 campaign.


MVC Unveils Updated Conference Schedules Friday

The Missouri Valley Conference released its updated men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules on Friday, slates which feature games on back-to-back dates against the same opponent at the same site each weekend.


A B1G Win: Valpo Women Take Down Illinois Wednesday

It was a milestone night for the Valpo women’s basketball program Wednesday evening in Champaign, Ill., as the Brown and Gold earned the first win over Illinois in program history and their first win over a power conference opponent since 2012, holding the Illini scoreless over the final 2:54 to come from behind for a 62-59 victory. Senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) put Valpo in front for good with a layup with 42.8 seconds to play.


Valpo Women Back in Action Wednesday at Illinois

The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its stretch of four straight road games to begin the 2020-21 campaign on Wednesday evening when it heads to Champaign, Ill. to face Illinois. The game against the Illini is the first of back-to-back games against Big Ten foes for the Brown and Gold.


Women’s Basketball Drops Season Opener at BGSU

The Valpo women’s basketball team went on an 11-2 run to close out the third quarter of its season opener Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green, closing to within one point with 10 minutes to play, but the Falcons answered with a run of their own to start the fourth quarter as Valpo fell by a 70-60 final. Senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) paced the offense with 15 points, while freshman Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) had a strong debut as she tied for game-high honors with 10 rebounds.


Valpo Women's Basketball Poised For Sunday Season Opener

It’s been a long wait, but the Valpo women’s basketball team finally returns to the court on Sunday for its season opener, as the Brown and Gold travel to take on Bowling Green. Valpo enters the 2020-21 campaign coming off of its winningest season in 13 years.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Announces Nonconference Slate

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans unveiled today her squad’s nonconference schedule for the upcoming season, a group of seven games which includes three meetings against Big Ten opponents.


Valpo Announces Broadcast Plans

Valparaiso University Athletics has announced the department’s broadcast plans for the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.


Signee Spotlight: Lovie Malone

“If you're the best player at your workouts, go to another gym. It's about getting better, not being the best!”


Valpo Athletics Announces Early-Season Spectator Policy

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced that men’s and women’s basketball home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center during the months of November and December will not be open to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


ACTIONS FROM MVC PRESIDENTS COUNCIL - NOVEMBER 20

During its meeting this morning, the MVC Presidents Council reaffirmed its priorities for decision-making regarding COVID-19 matters, which include: health and safety, ethical responsibility in decision-making, student-athlete experience, quality of competition and opportunities for national competitiveness.


Signee Spotlight: Molly Sheehan

Imagine being a freshman and not only making your high school varsity basketball team, but also leading the team in scoring, assists and minutes played.


Signee Spotlight: Katie Beyer

Like many high school athletes during the current pandemic, Katie Beyer found herself having to adjust to a brand-new recruiting process this spring.


Signee Spotlight: Ella Van Weelden

Quite simply, basketball runs in the blood of Valpo women’s basketball signee Ella Van Weelden.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Signs Four to NLIs

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that a quartet of talented standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year.


Valpo Women Picked Seventh in MVC Preseason Poll

Coming off of the program’s best season in over a decade and one of the nation’s top turnarounds, the Valpo women’s basketball team has been picked to finish in seventh place in the Missouri Valley Conference for the 2020-21 season, according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members.


Former Valpo Student-Athletes Combat COVID-19 as Frontline Workers

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, former Valparaiso University student-athletes working in the medical field across the country have gone beyond the expected in their efforts to combat the virus and treat patients in need of their care.


Valpo Announces Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Slates

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball teams released their 2020-2021 conference schedules in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday.


#RingTheBell – The Story of the 2019-20 Women’s Basketball Season

Quite simply, the 2019-20 season was a huge step forward for the Valpo women’s basketball program. You could see it anecdotally just watching the team play, as second-year head coach Mary Evans and her staff refused to let their players settle for anything less than their best, showing their total commitment to help the team reach its full potential.


MVC Announces Cancellation of Women's Basketball Tournament / Suspension of Spring Sports Contests

The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that it has canceled the MVC Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin today at TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. In addition, the MVC has announced that all Conference spring sports contests have been suspended through March 30, effective immediately.


Women's Basketball Opens Hoops in the Heartland Friday

After enjoying its best regular season in more than a decade, it’s a new season for the sixth-seeded Valpo women’s basketball team, as it heads to Hoops in the Heartland this weekend. The tournament opens for Valpo in the quarterfinal round Friday against third-seeded Bradley, with the Brown and Gold needing three victories to claim the MVC Tournament title.


Hales, Weinman Earn MVC Postseason Accolades

“Just keep getting better.” It’s a simple message, but one which encourages Valpo women’s basketball players to reach for their personal best and to raise their expectations. And Wednesday, two of Valpo’s players received accolades from the Missouri Valley Conference for their performance this season. Senior Grace Hales was named an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection, while sophomore Carie Weinman earned a spot on the MVC All-Defensive Team.


Hales Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team

Valpo senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team in recognition of her work both on the court and in the classroom, as announced by the MVC office Tuesday morning.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: March 9

The toughness Valpo women's basketball showed in the win at SIU in the regular-season finale, the growth of the team this season, a look ahead to Hoops in the Heartland, and more as head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly.


Grace White Earns Final MVC Newcomer of the Week Honor of the Season

Valpo women’s basketball junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the final weekend of the regular season after leading the Brown and Gold in scoring in both of their games last weekend.


Valpo Women Close Regular Season With Win at SIU; Claim Sixth Seed

The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a strong performance in a game which had a lot on the line, using an early fourth-quarter run to pull away from Southern Illinois for a 69-58 road victory Saturday afternoon. The victory clinched the sixth seed for the Brown and Gold and ensured that Valpo would open Hoops in the Heartland in the quarterfinals on Friday against third-seeded Bradley.


Valpo Women Close Regular Season Saturday at SIU

It’s about as critical as a single game can get as the Valpo women’s basketball team caps the 2019-20 regular season Saturday afternoon at Southern Illinois. A victory over the Salukis would give Valpo the sixth seed for Hoops in the Heartland, which means it would open tournament play next Friday, while an SIU win drops the Brown and Gold to the seventh seed and forces them to play in first-round action Thursday night.


Women’s Basketball Falls on Road at Nationally-Ranked Missouri State Thursday

The Valpo women’s basketball team battled gamely with #23/21 Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. on Thursday evening, but the Lady Bears outscored the Brown and Gold by eight in a key third quarter in an eventual 85-70 MSU win. Junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) led all players with an 18-point effort off the bench.


Women's Basketball Kicks Off Final Regular Season Weekend at Missouri State

One final weekend of conference play awaits the Valpo women’s basketball team, starting with the longest trek for a road game on the MVC slate as the Brown and Gold play at nationally-ranked Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. on Thursday night. With just two games remaining in the regular season, Valpo can finish anywhere from fourth to eighth in the final MVC standings.


Weinman Earns MVC Newcomer of the Week Honors For Third Time

Valpo sophomore guard Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) has been tabbed the MVC Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season after helping lead Valpo to its first win over UNI as a member of the Valley last weekend, as well as a near-miss against Drake on Sunday.


Women’s Basketball Comes Up Just Short in Senior Day Battle with Drake

The final regular season home game of the year at the ARC for the Valpo women’s basketball team provided yet another reminder of how far the program has come over the last few years, as the Brown and Gold battled toe-to-toe with MVC powerhouse Drake throughout Sunday afternoon’s contest before the Bulldogs escaped with an 83-79 victory. The game served as the program’s annual Senior Day, as Valpo honored the five members of its senior class prior to the game.


Valpo Women Host Drake On Senior Day Sunday

The regular season home slate comes to an end for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon at the ARC, as it welcomes Drake to town for yet another key MVC matchup. Valpo will celebrate its Senior Day on Sunday, honoring five members of the program for their time in the Brown and Gold.


Women’s Basketball Secures Winning Season With Victory Over UNI

It didn’t require a flashy comeback or feature a ton of 3-pointers. Instead, Friday night’s Valpo women’s basketball victory over UNI was just a hard-fought battle in MVC play with 15 lead changes and 10 ties, one in which the Brown and Gold emerged victorious by a 72-69 final. The win, which was led by a career-high 22 points from sophomore Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville), assured Valpo of its first winning season since the 2008-09 campaign and puts the program in a tie for fourth place in the MVC standings entering the weekend.


Women's Basketball Returns Home For Pink Game Friday Against UNI

The stakes seem to rise with every subsequent game down the stretch of MVC play for the Valpo women’s basketball team, and that’s the case again Friday night, as Valpo hosts UNI at the ARC. The Brown and Gold are one of four teams currently separated by one-half game in the Valley standings, with the Panthers one of the other teams in that mix. Friday’s game is the program’s annual Pink Game in honor of cancer awareness.


Valpo Women Earn Come-From-Behind Win at Loyola Saturday

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the first meeting of the season between the two programs, but the result was the same on Saturday as the Valpo women’s basketball team fell behind by double figures in the first half at Loyola before rallying for a 70-57 win over the Ramblers to complete the season sweep. Sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) led the way in the win, scoring 17 of her season-best 21 points in the second half.


Valpo Women Face Key Road Test at Loyola Saturday

With just five games left in the regular season, each game carries so much weight, and Saturday’s game carries a ton of weight for the Valpo women’s basketball team as it travels to Loyola. A win over the Ramblers would move Valpo a game ahead of their Chicago-based counterparts in a tight pack in the MVC standings and give the Brown and Gold a tiebreaker over Loyola as well.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Feb. 18

Overcoming adversity in Sunday's win at Illinois State, the play of Addison Stoller in the victory over the Redbirds, and the return to action by Marlee Profitt are among the topics on this edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly with women's basketball head coach Mary Evans.


Women’s Basketball Earns Key Road Win at Illinois State Sunday

A 2:45am fire alarm and hotel evacuation the night before a game might affect a lot of things, but it didn’t affect the defensive effort out of the gate for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Sunday. Valpo jumped out to a nine-point lead on Illinois State through one quarter, limiting the Redbirds to nine first-quarter points, and then used a career game from junior Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill./Cissna Park), key contributions at various points from a number of players and accurate free throw shooting throughout the game to keep the Redbirds at bay, earning a 78-70 road win.


Women's Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Sunday at Illinois State

The Valpo women’s basketball team concludes its swing through central Illinois on Sunday afternoon as it takes on Illinois State in Normal, Ill. The game matches up two of the teams in a logjam in the MVC standings, as entering Saturday’s action, just one win separates fourth place from eighth place.


Women’s Basketball Falls Friday Night at Bradley

The Valpo women’s basketball team kicked off a three-game stretch away from home on Friday evening at Bradley, falling to a Braves squad which remained unbeaten at home this year by a 90-69 final.


Valpo Women Return to Action Friday at Bradley

Having won both of its games last weekend to complete season sweeps of Evansville and Indiana State, the Valpo women’s basketball team prepares to begin a gauntlet of games to close out regular season play, starting with a Friday night game at Bradley, which sits in second place in the MVC standings and owns a top-50 RPI. Six of Valpo’s last seven regular season games are against teams currently among the top-100 in the RPI, while five of the last seven are on the road.


Second-Quarter Shutout Sparks Women’s Basketball Win Over Indiana State

The term shutout isn’t one used in the sport of basketball very often, but when it does get bandied about, you know something unique has happened. That’s what took place Saturday at the ARC, as the Valpo women’s basketball team posted a shutout of Indiana State in the second quarter, out-scoring the Sycamores 17-0 to turn a four-point deficit into a 13-point halftime lead en route to a 61-45 victory. Fittingly, the victory on Basketball Day Indiana completed Valpo’s season sweep of the other two Indiana programs in the MVC.


Valpo Women Look For Season Sweep of Indiana State Saturday

Coming off of a season series sweep of Evansville on Thursday night, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to make it a clean sweep of the state of Indiana Saturday afternoon when it welcomes Indiana State to the ARC.


Women’s Basketball Pulls Away From Evansville in Second Half

The Valpo women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point first half deficit Thursday evening at the ARC against Evansville, outscoring the Purple Aces by 20 in the second half to pull away for a 72-54 victory. Senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) led the Valpo charge with 20 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers made, while sophomore Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) tied her career best with eight assists.


Women's Basketball Returns Home, Hosts Heart Health Game Thursday

The Valpo women’s basketball team starts off the second half of MVC play at the ARC Thursday evening as the Brown and Gold welcome Evansville to town. It will be the program’s Heart Health Game, as they encourage all fans to wear red to help raise awareness for women’s heart health. Tickets will be half-price, and fans are encouraged to donate the difference to benefit the American Heart Association.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Feb. 4

The stirring comeback win against Loyola, takeaways from games last weekend at Drake and at UNI, and Grace Hales surpassing 1,000 career points are among the topics on this edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly with women's basketball head coach Mary Evans.


Women’s Basketball Rally Falls Just Shy at UNI Sunday

The Valpo women’s basketball team put together a furious fourth-quarter rally Sunday afternoon against UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa, coming back from down 16 with eight minutes to play to pull within three inside of two minutes remaining, but was unable to complete the comeback, as the Panthers came out 77-70 victors in the finale of the first half of the MVC slate. All five Valpo starters scored in double figures, with junior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) also matching her career high with six blocked shots.


Women's Basketball Closes Iowa Swing Sunday at UNI

The Valpo women’s basketball team opens up the month of February by closing out the Iowa road trip Sunday afternoon in Cedar Falls at UNI. Sunday’s contest will cap off the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference schedule.


Hales Reaches 1,000 Career Points; Valpo Falls at Drake Friday Night

The Valpo women’s basketball team led at Drake at the end of the first quarter Friday evening in Des Moines, but the Bulldogs pulled away over the middle two quarters as Valpo fell by an 87-66 final. Senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) became the 16th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone for her career with a basket late in the fourth quarter to cap a team-high 15-point effort.


Valpo Women Face Off With Drake Friday Evening

Fresh off of one of the most thrilling wins in program history, the Valpo women’s basketball team hits the road this weekend for the Iowa road swing in MVC play, starting off Friday evening in Des Moines against Drake, which has won the MVC regular season championship each of the last three years.


Epic Rally Delivers Valpo Women Stunning Win Over Loyola

Not all victories are created equal. Some wins are of the ho-hum variety, while other wins leave jaws dropped in their wake as fans try to process what they just witnessed. Friday’s Valpo women’s basketball game at the ARC was certainly a win of the latter variety, as the Brown and Gold rallied from down 11 points with three minutes to play for a heart-stopping 66-64 win over Loyola, capped by a game-winning three-point play from sophomore Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) with 5.2 seconds remaining.


Women's Basketball Closes Homestand Versus Loyola Friday

The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out its three-game homestand at the ARC on Friday evening as it hosts Loyola. Valpo looks to continue its recent advantage in the series between the two programs, as it has won four of its five matchups against the Ramblers since joining the MVC.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Jan. 20

The positive takeaways from last weekend's pair of games, the strong play recently of Caitlin Morrison and Grace Hales, and the improvement of the MVC women's basketball programs as a whole over the past couple years are among the topics on this edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly with women's basketball head coach Mary Evans.


Morrison’s Career High Not Enough Sunday Against Bradley

The challenging run through the Missouri Valley Conference continued Sunday afternoon at the ARC for the Valpo women’s basketball program, as first-place Bradley – which entered the day among the top-80 nationally in RPI – paid the Brown and Gold a visit. Valpo hung tough with the Braves, trailing by just four at the half, but Bradley eventually pulled away in the second half for a 75-61 win. Junior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) led Valpo and set a career high with 15 points in the losing effort.


Women's Basketball Welcomes First-Place Bradley to ARC Sunday

The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon at the ARC as it welcomes Bradley to town. The Brown and Gold will look to knock off the first-place Braves, who enter Sunday’s matchup as the MVC’s lone remaining unbeaten team in conference play.


Valpo Falls to Illinois State Friday Night

A 10-point run to end the first quarter proved to be too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome Friday evening at the ARC, as the Brown and Gold battled in an attempt to rally over the final three quarters before succumbing to visiting Illinois State, 72-60.


Valpo Women Open Homestand Friday Versus Illinois State

Coming off consecutive road victories in MVC play last weekend, the Valpo women’s basketball team opens up a three-game stretch at home Friday evening when it hosts Illinois State at the ARC. With a win, Valpo would move above .500 in MVC play for the first time since joining the conference.


Weinman Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Following a pair of strong performances to help the Valpo women’s basketball team earn its first two-game weekend sweep since joining the Missouri Valley Conference, sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) has been named the MVC Newcomer of the Week.


Take Five: Valpo Women Claim Fifth Straight Road Victory With Win at Evansville

The Valpo women’s basketball team extended its longest road winning streak since 2005 and earned its first two-game sweep of a conference road weekend since 2008 as it capped the swing through its fellow Indiana schools with an 88-66 victory at Evansville Sunday afternoon. The Brown and Gold matched a season high with 14 3-pointers in the win and registered a season-best 21 steals, tying the most by a Valpo squad in a single game since 1995.


Valpo Women Take Aim at Perfect Weekend Sunday

The Valpo women’s basketball team looks for its first two-game sweep of a conference weekend since joining the Missouri Valley Conference on Sunday afternoon, as coming off a 19-point win at Indiana State Friday, the Brown and Gold close out the weekend’s action at Evansville.


Valpo Earns Fourth Straight Road Win With Victory at Indiana State

The Valpo women’s basketball team earned its first victory in Missouri Valley Conference play this year and extended its road winning streak to four straight games Friday in Terre Haute, Ind., leading start-to-finish in a 75-56 victory over Indiana State.


Women's Basketball Returns to Action Friday at Indiana State

The Valpo women’s basketball team takes to the road for the first time in Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with the swing through the Valley’s other Indiana schools, starting with a Friday afternoon game at Indiana State. Valpo carries a three-game road winning streak into Friday’s matchup.


Valpo Basketball Weekly: Jan. 6

The stellar non-conference record, the adjustments during the first weekend of MVC action and the improvements on the defensive end this season are among the topics on this edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly with women's basketball head coach Mary Evans.


Valpo Enjoys Hot Shooting Afternoon in Sunday Battle with #21/19 Missouri State

The Valpo women’s basketball team put together one of its best shooting performances from behind the 3-point line in program history against a #21/19 Missouri State team which surrendered fewer than seven triples per game entering the game, but it would not be enough for the Brown and Gold to spring the upset on Sunday afternoon at the ARC, as the Bears finished 81-68 victors. Senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) led the Valpo offense with 17 points, including 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, and moved into the program’s all-time top-20 in points scored.


Women's Basketball Takes On Nationally-Ranked Missouri State Sunday Afternoon

The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out the first weekend of MVC play on Sunday afternoon with its sternest home test based on rankings in over four years, as the Brown and Gold welcome #21/19 Missouri State to the ARC.


Winning Streak Comes to an End For Women’s Basketball in MVC Opener

The Valpo women’s basketball team saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end on Friday evening as it opened Missouri Valley Conference play, falling to a strong Southern Illinois squad by a 67-51 final at the ARC.


Women's Basketball Opens MVC Play Friday

The Missouri Valley Conference slate kicks off for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Friday evening at the ARC as the Brown and Gold put their seven-game winning streak on the line against Southern Illinois. The Valley schedule promises to be full of tough competition for Valpo, as the MVC currently ranks seventh nationally in conference RPI - on pace for the conference’s best finish ever.


Valpo Women Close 2019 With Seventh Straight Win

A perfect month. The best pre-conference record in program history. A stat line by a single player unmatched since 2008, and a career-high scoring performance by another player. A seven-game winning streak to carry into the new year. That and more spawned out of the performance of the Valpo women’s basketball team Monday night in Charleston, Ill., as the Brown and Gold closed the 2019 calendar year with a 78-66 victory over Eastern Illinois.


Women's Basketball Closes Non-Conference Play Monday at EIU

Non-conference action comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Monday evening with its final game of the 2019 calendar year, as the Brown and Gold take to the court at Eastern Illinois. A win Monday would not only extend Valpo’s winning streak to seven straight games, but also would finalize the best pre-conference record in program history.


Valpo Rolls to Sixth Consecutive Victory Saturday Afternoon

The only drama at the ARC Saturday afternoon for the Valpo women’s basketball team was how large its final margin of victory would be, as the Brown and Gold led visiting Chicago State by 22 points after one quarter and cruised from there to a 95-49 win over the Cougars. The victory was Valpo’s sixth straight win, matching the program’s longest winning streak since 2002, and featured career-best efforts from juniors Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland) and Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South).


Women's Basketball Aims For Sixth Straight Win Saturday

Back from the Christmas holiday, the Valpo women’s basketball team will have two final tuneups before the beginning of Missouri Valley Conference play, the first of which comes Saturday afternoon from the ARC as the Brown and Gold welcome Chicago State. With a win on Saturday, Valpo would match its longest winning streak in 18 years.


Valpo Edges Morehead State, Extends Winning Streak to Five Games

It came with a good deal more tension down the stretch than the last couple outings, but the result was the same Tuesday night at the ARC for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the Brown and Gold edged Morehead State, 55-53. With the win, Valpo extended its winning streak to five consecutive games and matched the best start to a season through nine games in program history.


Women's Basketball Puts Winning Streak on the Line Tuesday

The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to keep rolling on Tuesday night, as it puts its four-game winning streak on the line at home against Morehead State. The game will be Valpo’s last before an 11-day break from competition for Christmas.


Stifling Defense Leads to Fourth Straight Win for Valpo

One of the best defensive performances in program history propelled the Valpo women’s basketball team to its fourth consecutive win on Sunday afternoon at the ARC, as it took down visiting UIC by a 63-37 final. The four-game winning streak ties the program’s longest streak of consecutive victories since 2007.


Women's Basketball Returns to Action Sunday at the ARC

The Valpo women’s basketball team hopes that its 10-day break from competition for final exams doesn’t slow the momentum it has been building up, as the Brown and Gold carry a three-game winning streak into their return to action Sunday afternoon at the ARC against UIC. A win on Sunday would match the program’s longest winning streak since 2007.


Valpo Rolls to Third Straight Win, Downs Detroit Mercy Thursday Morning

An earlier than normal start time didn’t faze the Valpo women’s basketball team on Thursday, as Valpo came out for the 11 a.m. local tip and led nearly start to finish, winning 77-58 at Detroit Mercy in front of a crowd of better than 4,500 on Field Trip Day at Calihan Hall. The victory extended Valpo’s winning streak to three games and gave the team its third road victory of the season in five tries.


Women's Basketball Returns to Action Thursday Morning at Detroit Mercy

After eight days away from competition, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action with a morning tipoff on Thursday at Detroit Mercy. With final exam week approaching next week, the matchup with the Titans is Valpo’s lone contest over a stretch of 18 days.


Weinman Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Valpo women’s basketball sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after leading Valpo to a road win at Toledo last week with one of the top shooting performances in program history.


Women’s Basketball Grounds Rockets Wednesday Night

A combination of lock-down defense in the third quarter and one of the best shooting nights in program history from the 3-point arc by sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) helped lift the Valpo women’s basketball team to a 61-54 road victory at Toledo Wednesday night. Weinman finished the night 6-of-8 from downtown and poured in a game-high 20 points in the win.


Women's Basketball Returns to the Road at Toledo Wednesday

Fresh off a come-from-behind victory at the ARC Sunday afternoon, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes on its second consecutive MAC opponent as it makes the trip to Toledo for a Wednesday night showdown. The matchup with the Rockets is Valpo’s third game in its first six against an opponent who appeared in the postseason last year.


Fourth-Quarter Rally Leads to Women’s Basketball Overtime Win Sunday

A wild affair Sunday afternoon at the ARC saw the Valpo women’s basketball team rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying the game within the final 30 seconds on a 3-point play off an offensive rebound from junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]), and score the first five points of overtime on its way to a 95-90 victory over Bowling Green State University. Senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) and sophomore Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) tied for team-high honors with 21 points each, both matching their respective career high.


Home Opener On Tap Sunday For Women's Basketball

The Valpo women’s basketball team opens up the 2019-20 home campaign on Sunday afternoon at the ARC as it welcomes Bowling Green to town. The game marks Valpo’s lone home contest in the season’s first seven games.


Women’s Basketball Falls at Northwestern Thursday

The Valpo women’s basketball team faced its second Big Ten foe in the season’s first four games on Thursday evening as it traveled to Northwestern. The Brown and Gold put together a game effort against the WNIT finalists from last season, but a big second-quarter deficit was too much to overcome as the Wildcats earned a 69-48 victory. Junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) led Valpo with 15 points, while redshirt junior Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland) matched her career high against a Division I opponent in just her second game back from injury.


Valpo Women’s Basketball to Welcome Four Freshmen in 2020-21

A quartet of talented newcomers comprise the incoming freshman class for the Valpo women’s basketball program in 2020-21, as head coach Mary Evans received signed National Letters of Intent back from four members of the Class of 2020 over the past week.


Women's Basketball Takes On Northwestern Thursday

The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out its four-game stretch away from home to open the 2019-20 season on Thursday night, as it makes the trip up to Evanston to face off with Northwestern, a WNIT finalist last season. The game is the second of the young campaign for Valpo against a Big Ten foe.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at North Dakota

The Valpo women’s basketball team traveled to Grand Forks Sunday afternoon to take on the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota. A low-scoring fourth quarter featured six lead changes, and Valpo had a chance with 8.9 seconds left to tie or take the lead, but it’s last-second shot was off the mark as it suffered a 65-63 defeat.


Women's Basketball Looks For Perfect Road Trip Sunday at North Dakota

The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to make it a perfect swing through The Peace Garden State this weekend on Sunday afternoon as it heads to Grand Forks to take on North Dakota.


Defense Shines For Women’s Basketball in Win over North Dakota State

The Valpo women’s basketball team traveled to Fargo, North Dakota Friday evening to take on the Bison of North Dakota State in its second game of the season. The Brown and Gold’s defense shined as they forced 22 turnovers in a 66-54 victory over NDSU.


Women's Basketball Heads to North Dakota State Friday Night

The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its early-season travels Friday night as it heads north to play at North Dakota State. The game will be the first of two in a 43-hour span for the Brown and Gold in The Peace Garden State.


Women’s Basketball Falls to Ohio State to Open Season

The Valpo women’s basketball team finally opened up the 2019-20 campaign Sunday afternoon, taking on Big Ten foe Ohio State at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Valpo hung tight with the Buckeyes through the opening quarter of play, but OSU would pull away for an 89-38 win.


Women's Basketball Gets Set to Open 2019-20 Season Sunday Versus Ohio State

The Valpo women’s basketball team tips off the 2019-20 campaign on Sunday afternoon, and will test itself right out of the gate against a Power Five opponent in Ohio State. The game will be a neutral-site matchup at Wittenberg University.


White Receives NCAA Waiver, Immediately Eligible for Valpo

The Valpo women’s basketball program received word from the NCAA Friday afternoon that junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) has been granted a legislative relief waiver deeming her immediately eligible to play for Valpo in the 2019-20 season.


MVC Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

The Valpo women’s basketball team has been selected to finish in eighth place in the Missouri Valley Conference in preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members.


Valpo Basketball Teams to Hold ‘Crusader Hoops in Hammond’ Event

Valparaiso University Athletic Department has announced plans to hold an event for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at the Hammond Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana and the City of Hammond.


Schwitzgable Named Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach; Speedy Promoted to DOBO

Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Mark Schwitzgable has joined the Valpo program as an assistant coach entering the 2019-20 season. In addition, Evans announced that Kaylin Speedy has been promoted to director of basketball operations.


DeAngelis, Jones Join Valpo Athletic Training Staff

Valparaiso University Director of Sports Medicine Nate Twedt has announced two additions to his staff as Ken DeAngelis and Stephen Jones have been hired as Assistant Athletic Trainers.


Valpo Basketball Schedules Finalized as MVC Unveils Conference Slate

Valpo men’s and women’s basketball finalized their respective schedules for the upcoming 2019-20 season as the Missouri Valley Conference office released the conference slate on Tuesday.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Announces 2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule

Four games against teams which reached postseason play last season highlight the 2019-20 Valparaiso University women’s basketball non-conference schedule, as unveiled Monday by head coach Mary Evans.


Alexis Cowan Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that guard Alexis Cowan has joined the program as a graduate transfer and will have one season of eligibility remaining. A native of Bolingbrook, Ill., Cowan comes to Valpo after spending the last two years at Florida Atlantic.


Valpo Women’s Basketball to Hold Elite Camp

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program announced today that it will hold an Elite Camp at the ARC on Saturday, Aug. 24.


Addison Stoller Set for Athletes in Action Trip to Spain

For the second consecutive summer, a Valparaiso University women’s basketball player is set to pursue the experience of a lifetime.


Dani Franklin Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

One of the best players to ever wear a Valpo uniform is coming home.


White, MacKay Zacker Join Valpo Women’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Mary Evans has given her program a boost by announcing the addition of two newcomers who will join the team for the 2019-2020 academic and athletic year.


Seven Valpo Athletics Programs Earn NCAA Recognition

Seven athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.


Valpo Falls to No. 21 Drake in MVC Quarterfinal

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 86-58 defeat to No. 21 Drake on Friday afternoon at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. Valpo fought back with a strong second quarter, but couldn’t climb out of an early hole. After picking up a Senior Day win over Loyola and a first-round tournament victory over Indiana State, Valpo’s seniors played their final game in a Valpo uniform on Friday. This senior class became the first in program history to win a conference tournament game in all four seasons.


Valpo to Meet No. 21 Drake in Friday's Quarterfinal

After topping Indiana State in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team lives to see another day of Hoops in the Heartland. Ninth-seeded Valpo will face a challenging task in Friday’s quarterfinal as it attempts to knock off top-seeded and nationally-ranked Drake, a team that has won this event each of the last two years.


Valpo Edges Indiana State in Exhilarating MVC Tournament Opener

After trailing by as many as 13 points, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team roared from behind and eventually held on for dear life on Thursday evening at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. When the clock hit zero, the Valpo bench erupted with joy, celebrating a 79-77 win over Indiana State in the first round of the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Appropriately enough, it was senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) who scored a team-high 25 points, helping extend her career beyond Thursday.


Frederick Earns Place on MVC All-Freshman Team

Valparaiso University women’s basketball freshman Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville) was recognized for her immediate contributions on the court this season on Wednesday as she was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team.


Hamlet Receives MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) was recognized for her success both on the court and in the classroom on Tuesday as she received Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: March 11

This week, Valpo women's basketball coach Mary Evans talked about what it's been like to get to know her players over the course of her first season and looked ahead to Thursday's MVC Tournament opener vs. Indiana State.


Women's Basketball Begins Tournament Action on Thursday

It’s tournament time for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the program makes its second appearance in Hoops in the Heartland at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. Ninth-seeded Valpo will look to make it back-to-back victories on Thursday in a first-round clash with eighth-seeded Indiana State.


Women’s Basketball Celebrates Senior Day in Winning Fashion

From laughter to tears and everything in between, Saturday ran the full gamut of emotions for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball seniors. But when this year’s seniors stepped off the Athletics-Recreation Center floor for the final time, the emotion they felt was one of delight after turning around a 26-point loss in the conference opener on Jan. 6 at Loyola to beat those same Ramblers 81-74. A game that exemplified the program’s progress over the course of the season saw all five starters finish in double figures in a true team effort.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: March 5

Coach Evans talked about the senior class and about the parents within the Valpo women's basketball program in advance of Saturday's Senior Day.


Valpo to Honor Four Seniors on Saturday

One walked on to the team this season after a four-year career as a volleyball standout. One has taken on a larger role as a key contributor in her final year on campus. One has become a familiar and friendly face to everyone around the program and was a starter throughout her career when healthy. One has started nearly every game since the beginning of her freshman campaign and ranks fifth in program history in career scoring. Four different players and four different paths to senior day, but all have represented the Valparaiso University women’s basketball program in a positive manner in their time with the team, and all will be celebrated at the 2019 home finale on Saturday afternoon against Loyola.


Women’s Basketball Falls to Illinois State on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has made 3-point shooting a hallmark of the program throughout the season, as evidenced by setting the school record for made 3s in a single season. But Sunday afternoon marked a rare cold shooting showing from beyond the arc, contributing to a 74-53 defeat to Illinois State at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill.


Women's Basketball to Play Road Finale on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will close out the road portion of the regular season on Sunday afternoon in Normal. This marks the final true road game of the year as Valpo will round out the regular season slate on Saturday at home before heading to Moline to compete in the MVC Tournament.


Five Players Reach Double Figures for Valpo Women on Thursday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had five players in double figures on Thursday night at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria as the team led for 24 minutes, 58 seconds against Bradley. However, the host Braves went on a late run after two Valpo players fouled out and pulled away for an 87-76 victory.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 26

After she led the conference with 23 points per game this week, Addison Stoller was a topic of discussion for Coach Evans & Brandon Vickrey, including how her return from injury can inspire Valpo's currently injured players.


Women's Basketball Seeks Season Series Sweep on Thursday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will face a slightly quicker-than-normal turnaround this week as it returns to action on Thursday night in Peoria to pay Bradley a visit. Valpo will attempt to sweep the season series from the Braves.


Stoller Caps Stellar Weekend, Amends Career High

In a year where Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Mary Evans has emphasized growth, Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) has exemplified the word. The redshirt sophomore continued to outdo herself on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, again altering her career high in scoring by pouring in 24 points after posting 22 in the previous game. She accounted for over half of the team’s scoring in a 58-47 setback to visiting Southern Illinois.


Women's Basketball to Raise Awareness with Annual Pink Game on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will host its annual Pink Game on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center in support of breast cancer awareness. Seven survivors will be honored before the game, and pink gear will be sold throughout the day with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. In addition, the first 200 fans to arrive for the game against Southern Illinois will receive a replica Victory Bell.


Stoller Shines against League-Leading Missouri State

On a night where conference-leading Missouri State came away with a 77-58 victory, redshirt sophomore Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) gave fans of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team a reason to smile at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 19

Head coach Mary Evans talked w/ Brandon Vickrey about her goals for the final five games of the regular season and more on this week's Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly.


Women's Basketball Eyeing Program 3-Point Record Entering Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be back on its home court on Friday as Missouri State comes to town for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Bears will present a challenge as they enter the weekend tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference. Valpo has just three home games remaining and five total regular-season contests left to play.


Indiana State Makes Final Run in Seesaw Battle

In a game of spurts on Sunday afternoon at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, it was Indiana State that made the last one. The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell 67-59 to the Sycamores in a game that was even closer than the eight-point margin would indicate. Valpo led by as many as eight in the second half of a contest that was tied at halftime and still even through three quarters.


Women's Basketball Continues Hoosier State Swing on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue an instate swing on Sunday as Valpo makes a stop in Terre Haute to take on Indiana State. It’s a revenge game of sorts as Valpo enters the day with hopes of avenging an overtime loss to the Sycamores in a seesaw affair earlier this season in Valpo.


Four Valpo Players Reach Double Figures in Road Setback

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had four players score 10 points or more, but Evansville came away with a 77-65 victory on Friday night at Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) and Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) each came within a rebound of a double-double.


Women's Basketball Goes for Season Sweep of Evansville

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will hit the road after four consecutive home dates and attempt to return to the win column on Friday night at Evansville. Valpo will look to make it a season sweep of the Purple Aces and try to start an instate road swing on a high note.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 12

Two big instate games this weekend for Valpo women's basketball - first an attempt to sweep a season series, then a chance to avenge an OT loss. Coach Evans previews it all on Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly.


UNI Edges Valpo in Women’s Basketball

Four Valparaiso University women’s basketball players reached double figures, but visiting UNI escaped the Athletics-Recreation Center with a 64-56 victory on Sunday. The game featured six ties and nine lead changes.


Hoops Doubleheader Tips Off with Women Hosting UNI

A full day of basketball at the Athletics-Recreation Center is on tap for Sunday as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team gets things started with an 11 a.m. tip against UNI before the Valpo men hit the hardwood for a nationally-televised game against defending NCAA Final Four qualifier Loyola. A ticket to the women’s game will be good for free admission (Section EE) to the men’s game and anyone with a ticket to the men’s game can come early to watch the Valpo women at no additional charge. The first 500 fans through the doors to see Valpo take on the Panthers will receive a free Valpo Gold Rush t-shirt.


Ellenson, Hales Hit Five 3-pointers Apiece in Defeat to Drake

Sophomore Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake) and junior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) splashed in five 3-pointers each, but that wasn’t enough for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team to knock off defending MVC champion Drake on Friday. The visiting Bulldogs prevailed 88-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center despite Valpo hitting 15 total shots from beyond the 3-point arc.



Women's Basketball Continues Homestand on Friday

The second half of the Missouri Valley Conference’s double round robin begins on Friday evening for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team. Valpo will begin Round 2 of Valley play with a significant challenge as defending conference champion and perennial favorite Drake makes its way to the ARC. The game will tip off at 5 p.m., two hours earlier than originally scheduled.


Schofield Shines as Comeback Falls Just Shy

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team roared back from a 17-point second half deficit to pull as close as a single point, but visiting Illinois State held on for dear life to escape Northwest Indiana with a 70-67 victory. Valpo trailed by no more than four points over the final 9:40 of the fourth quarter, but never tied the game or took the lead. Senior Allison Schofield (McCordsville, Ind. / Heritage Christian) led the way with her best day in a Valpo uniform.


Women's Basketball Goes for Weekend Sweep on Sunday

The first half of the Missouri Valley Conference’s double round robin will come to a close on Sunday as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces the only conference opponent it has yet to meet this season: Illinois State. Valpo and the Redbirds will provide some pre-football entertainment as the game tips off at 1 p.m.


Frederick’s Starting Debut a Hit as Valpo Tops Bradley

Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville) knew it was coming.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 29

Valpo women's basketball coach Mary Evans joined Brandon Vickrey to talk about the upcoming home-heavy stretch, the play of freshman Shay Frederick, Addison Stoller's career night and more.


Women's Basketball Begins Four-Game Homestand on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will begin a stretch of four consecutive home games on Friday night as Bradley makes its way to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is more than ready for a home-heavy stretch after playing five of its first seven Missouri Valley Conference games away from Northwest Indiana.


Frederick Paces Valpo in Defeat to MVC Unbeaten Missouri State

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ran into a hot Missouri State team that extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 108-63 victory on Sunday afternoon at JQH Arena in Springfield. Valpo was led in scoring by freshman Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville), who knocked down four 3s and finished with a game-high 17 points.


Women's Basketball to Battle Bears on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue its Missouri-area voyage by battling Missouri State on Sunday afternoon in Springfield. After going through the rigors of a challenging nonconference slate, the Bears will provide a high-caliber opponent as the team is unbeaten in Valley play and is tied with Drake atop the MVC standings.


Stoller Enjoys Career Night on Friday at Southern Illinois

Redshirt sophomore Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) turned in a career performance on Friday night at SIU Arena, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell 87-65 to Southern Illinois in Carbondale. Stoller established personal bests in both scoring and rebounding, serving as the bright spot of the night for Valpo.


Hamlet Named ‘So You Want to be a Coach’ Participant

For the second consecutive season, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will have a participant in the “So You Want to be a Coach” program, hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in partnership with WeCOACH.


Women's Basketball Shoots for Consecutive Wins on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to make it back-to-back victories on Friday night as the team attempts to garner a road win against Southern Illinois. A victory would allow Valpo to win consecutive games for the second time this season and the first time since Nov. 29 (Chicago State) and Dec. 2 (Eastern Illinois).


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 21

Head women's basketball coach Mary Evans joined Brandon Vickrey for their weekly chat.


Valpo Cruises to Victory Behind Complete Team Effort

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team made strides against Drake and came close against Indiana State, but the fruits of their labor were rewarded in a big way on Sunday afternoon as the team entered the Missouri Valley Conference win column with a 93-49 triumph over Evansville. All 10 healthy players scored points for Valpo, which enjoyed its most lopsided win against a Division-I opponent in nine years.


Women's Basketball Welcomes Evansville on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue the home weekend as Evansville comes to town for a Sunday matinee. It’s the second of two straight instate meetings for Valpo, which will look to repeat the success it enjoyed against the Purple Aces last season. It’s 219 Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center as fans receive free admission with a pre-purchased 219 T-shirt


Indiana State Edges Valpo in Overtime Thriller

Valparaiso University women’s basketball fans who walked away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday night may not have been satisfied with the outcome, but they certainly got their money’s worth. An entertaining, back-and-forth, exhausting and exhilarating 40 minutes wasn’t enough to decide the outcome before visiting Indiana State pulled out an 86-82 win in overtime.


Women's Basketball to Play MVC Home Opener on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will play on its home court for the first time in Missouri Valley Conference play this season as Indiana State comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday night. Valpo will welcome a return home after starting the league slate with three straight road contests for the first time in eight years. Valpo is the only Valley team that has not had a home game entering this weekend’s action.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 15

Valpo head coach Mary Evans joined Brandon Vickrey to talk about the improvement of Grace Hales, the team's success in garnering steals and why she left Des Moines encouraged by much of what she saw on Sunday.


Women’s Basketball Falls to MVC Favorite Drake

The final score may not show it, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team left Des Moines with something to build on after an 84-53 loss to Missouri Valley Conference powerhouse Drake at a packed Knapp Center on Sunday.


Women's Basketball to Battle Drake on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will face perhaps its toughest test of the season on Sunday afternoon in Des Moines. Perennial MVC favorite Drake will provide the opposition as Valpo looks to swing a road upset to close this weekend’s Iowa swing.


Schofield, Stoller Lead Valpo in Scoring in Defeat at UNI

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team started strong on Friday night in Cedar Falls, jumping out to a 23-20 lead through one quarter and playing a quality, back-and-forth first half with host UNI. However, the Panthers pulled away in the third quarter on their way to a 71-52 win over Valpo.


Challenging Iowa Swing Begins Friday at UNI

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue its stretch of three straight games away from home to start Missouri Valley Conference play as the team begins a challenging Iowa road swing at UNI on Friday evening.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 8

"I tell the team all the time, you're only a loser if you don't learn." Women's basketball coach Mary Evans joined Brandon Vickrey to talk about the importance of continuing to get better in advance of this week's Iowa road swing.


Women’s Basketball Falls at Loyola in MVC Opener

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped its Missouri Valley Conference opener 80-54 to Loyola on Sunday afternoon at Gentile Arena in Chicago. Three players finished in double figures for Valpo as Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain), Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) and Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) all exceeded 10 points.


Valley Play Tips Off for Women's Basketball on Sunday

The Missouri Valley Conference portion of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season gets underway on Sunday afternoon in the Windy City as Valpo clashes with Loyola in a game that tips off at 1 p.m. The second year of Valpo in The Valley will officially begin as Valpo competes in its first regular season game since Dec. 21 after a 15-day stretch without an official game that did feature an exhibition contest.


Women’s Basketball Captures Victory to Close 2018

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team enjoyed an 85-59 victory over IU Northwest on Monday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, ending the calendar year with a victory in an exhibition tune-up prior to the start of conference play. It was a balanced team effort as 10 players saw action and five scored in double figures.


No. 7: Maya Meredith Knocks Down #SCTop10 Buzzer-Beater to Send Game to Double OT

There were many memorable moments in Valpo Athletics in 2018, but only one cracked SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.


Valpo Equals School Record for Made 3s on Friday

A 3-point shooting contest broke out on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team matched a school record that had stood for 14 years with 17 triples in a 79-72 defeat to Bowling Green. The Falcons hit 14 3s of their own to help offset Valpo’s record-tying night, which featured 11 3s before halftime and nine in the second quarter.


Women's Basketball Faces Quick Turnaround, Hosts BGSU on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be back home on Friday to welcome Bowling Green in the final regular season nonconference game of the year. This will mark Valpo’s final game action until an exhibition tune-up on Dec. 31 and the last regular season contest until the conference opener on Jan. 6. Valpo will look to build on Wednesday’s win and make it back-to-back victories on Friday.


Gritty Team Effort Propels Valpo to Enthralling Road Triumph

Key contributions came from a variety of sources for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Wednesday night in Fort Wayne.


Women's Basketball Returns to Road, Visits Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will spend its first night in a hotel in over a month on Tuesday before competing in the final road game of the nonconference schedule on Wednesday at Purdue Fort Wayne. The last time Valpo spent a night in a hotel was Friday, Nov. 16 ahead of the Saturday, Nov. 17 game against St. Francis Brooklyn in Morehead, Ky. Valpo has played four of five at home with the lone road game being a one-day trip to Chicago State on Nov. 29.


Rebounding Effort Highlights Close Defeat for Valpo Women

Close games have been the norm for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team this season. Sunday was yet another day where the game was still hanging in the balance when the public address announcer bellowed the words, “one minute – one minute remaining.” North Dakota State edged the hosts for a 51-48 win – the seventh time in 10 games Valpo has played a game decided by six points or fewer.


North Dakota State to Follow Finals for Women's Basketball

After a week off from game action to focus on completing finals, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will compete on its home floor once again on Sunday. North Dakota State will be in town as Valpo continues a home-heavy nonconference slate at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women’s Basketball Falls to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ran into a high-level MAC foe on Saturday afternoon as Miami (Ohio) enjoyed a 68-47 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The visiting RedHawks, a team that reached the WNIT a year ago, leaned on a quality third quarter to pull away from the hosts in the last game before finals week for both teams.


Women's Basketball Hosts Miami (Ohio) on Ugly Sweater Day

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as Miami (Ohio) comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 1 p.m. tip time. Head coach Mary Evans is quite familiar with the RedHawks, as this team beat Ohio three times last year including a two-point game in the MAC Tournament while Evans was an assistant for the Bobcats. Now, Valpo will look to find a way to knock off a quality MAC opponent that is off to a strong start this season. This will be the program’s annual ugly sweater game, so fans are encouraged to sport their ugliest holiday sweater. In addition, the game will be a “study break” – all students will receive free pizza and there will be a contest for the ugliest sweater.



Hamlet Honored as MVC Player of the Week

Valparaiso University senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) was named the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday.


Hales’ Banner Day Helps Valpo Past Eastern Illinois

For the second straight game, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team found a way to pull off a dramatic, tight victory on Sunday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. After Eastern Illinois came from 13 down in the third quarter to take the lead, Valpo showed its resiliency in a dramatic 62-60 victory. The play of junior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) may very well have been the biggest factor in the outcome, as she poured in 21 points on the best day of her Valpo career.


Valpo Women Host EIU as Part of Hoops Doubleheader

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to make it back-to-back victories and register its first home win of the year on Sunday as Eastern Illinois comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will tip off at 4 p.m. as the back end of a men’s-women’s double header that starts with the Valpo men hosting UC Riverside at 1 p.m.


Valpo Holds Off Chicago State to Capture Road Win

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team returned to the win column on Thursday evening, fending off Chicago State for a 76-70 win at the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago. Two of Valpo’s proven commodities enjoyed strong showings as senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) poured in a game-high 28 points, while redshirt sophomore Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) had a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Basketball Visits Chicago State on Thursday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column on Thursday evening with a visit to Chicago State.


Blood Turns in Double-Double, But Toledo Edges Valpo on Monday

Valparaiso University sophomore Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer) notched a double-double against her hometown team and senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) poured in a game-high 26 points, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell to visiting Toledo 65-59 on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball Returns Home on Monday vs. Toledo

After an eight-day layoff from game action, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return to the court on Monday to host Toledo at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo will look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The week away from games was much needed for a Valpo team that had played four games in seven days.


Hamlet Featured in MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) was recognized for her well-roundedness as one of two student-athletes featured in this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Nov. 19

Head coach Mary Evans sits down with Brandon Vickrey following her first win as a collegiate head coach.


Making Memories in Morehead: Evans Picks Up First Win; Hamlet Reaches 1,000 Points

Saturday became a night to remember for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team.


Women’s Basketball Falls Just Shy at Morehead State

Two freshmen reached double figures and redshirt junior Hannah Schaub put together her strongest showing of the year as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team came up just short on Friday night in a 68-62 loss to Morehead State as part of the Vinewood Farm Classic in Morehead, Ky.


VanKempen Signs NLI with Valpo Women’s Basketball

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced the newest addition to the program as 6-foot-1 wing Cara VanKempen (Coopersville, Mich. / Coopersville) has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Valpo beginning next season.


Women's Basketball Set for Vinewood Farm Classic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will partake in a multi-team event this weekend at Ellis Johnson Arena in Morehead, Ky. Valpo will play the host Eagles on Friday before battling St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday evening, while Chicago State is also taking part in the multi-team event.


Four Valpo Players Reach Double Figures on Wednesday at Illinois

Four members of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team made their way into double figures on Wednesday night against Big Ten foe Illinois, but the host Fighting Illini came away with a 73-54 win at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Senior Allison Schofield (McCordsville, Ind. / Heritage Christian) turned in a career-high 16 points to lead her team.


Women's Basketball to Visit Big Ten Foe on Wednesday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team hits the road this week to play three games in four days, all away from the Athletics-Recreation Center. The journey starts in Champaign, as Valpo visits Big Ten foe Illinois on Wednesday evening.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Nov. 12

Head coach Mary Evans joined Brandon Vickrey to assess the first two games of the season and look ahead to a busy stretch of basketball this week.


Women’s Basketball Edged by North Dakota in Home Opener

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team opened up the home portion of the 2018-19 season on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center with a 62-56 loss to North Dakota in the home debut of head coach Mary Evans. Senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) scored 12 of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, while Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville) reached double figures with 11 points in the first home game of her collegiate career.


Women's Basketball Opens ARC Slate on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will open up the home portion of the season on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. North Dakota will provide the opposition for the first home game of Mary Evans’ tenure as Valpo head coach.


UIC Tops Valpo in Dual Coaching Debut on Wednesday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team tipped off the 2018-2019 season and commenced a new head coaching era on Wednesday night with the debut of Mary Evans at the helm. Host UIC, playing under a first-time head coach of its own in Tasha Pointer, used a strong third quarter to go ahead for good in an eventual 75-65 win at UIC Pavilion.


Women's Basketball Season Tips Off on Wednesday at UIC

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will usher in a new era on Wednesday night in the Windy City as Valpo will play its first game with Mary Evans in the position of head coach. In fact, it will be Evans’ first game as a head coach at any level, but she brings with her an impressive resume that includes 15 years as a successful Division-I assistant. After months of hard work in the gym and anticipation, opening night will arrive on Wednesday as Valpo looks to begin the 2018-2019 season on a high note.


Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly: Season Preview

Brandon Vickrey sat down to talk to Valpo women's basketball coach Mary Evans about the upcoming season as she prepares to make her head coaching debut next week at UIC.


Evans Era Set to Begin for Valpo Women’s Basketball

With next week’s season opener at UIC very much within sight, the excitement for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season has continued to build. The new season will bring with it a new era for the program as Mary Evans gets set to begin her first year as head coach.


MVC Releases Winter Programming Schedule for The Valley on ESPN

The Missouri Valley Conference released its winter programming schedule for The Valley on ESPN – the league’s co-branded digital network – on Tuesday morning, including 48 Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball regular season broadcasts which will be available either on ESPN3 or ESPN+ - the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International Group and ESPN.


MVC Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

The start of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season is right around the corner as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2018-2019 preseason poll on Thursday.


Women’s Basketball Ready to #RingTheBell in 2018-2019

Practice is in full swing as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team puts in work and preparation for the 2018-2019 season.


Valpo Basketball Hosts Season Ticket Holder Open Practice

With the 2018-19 season right around the corner, the Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Season Ticket Holder Open Practice on Friday evening at the ARC.


Valpo Basketball Teams to Hold Open Practice at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., along with the Valparaiso University Athletics Department, is pleased to announce an open Valpo Men’s and Women’s Basketball practice to be held on Saturday, October 20 at the venerable Hammond Civic Center.


Women’s Basketball Announces Missouri Valley Conference Slate

Valparaiso University women’s basketball fans can now mark their calendars for the 2018-2019 Missouri Valley Conference schedule, which was released by the league office on Tuesday.


Women’s Basketball Releases Nonconference Schedule

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has unveiled its nonconference schedule for the 2018-2019 season.


Sean Eaton Joins Valpo Women’s Basketball Staff

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Mary Evans has announced the addition of Sean Eaton to her staff as the director of basketball operations.


Valpo Welcomes Carie Weinman to Women’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Mary Evans has added a player who is already a proven commodity at the collegiate level to the program.


Women’s Basketball to Host Elite Camp

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program is set for its annual Elite Camp, which is slated to take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. and is open to all girls from ninth to 12th grade.


Hamlet Taking Part in Athletes in Action Trip to East Africa

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) has embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime.


Evans Announces Trio of Assistant Coaches

When the 2018-2019 Valparaiso University women’s basketball season gets underway, there will be no shortage of championship pedigree on the Crusader bench. Head coach Mary Evans has announced the hiring of three assistant coaches, all of whom bring winning track records with them to Valpo.


Valparaiso University Community Welcomes Mary Evans at Wednesday’s Reception

The first-floor media room was filled to capacity on Wednesday morning at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the campus community showed up in mass to welcome the newest member of the Valparaiso University family. It was the warmest of welcomes for Valpo’s eighth head women’s basketball coach as attendees opened their collective arms to show Mary Evans what the Valpo experience is all about.


Valpo Set for Mary Evans Welcome Reception

A new era of Valparaiso University women’s basketball will officially begin on Wednesday morning. Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera is set to formally introduce head coach Mary Evans at a welcome reception that is slated to start at 10:30 a.m.


Mary Evans Hired to Lead Valpo Women’s Basketball Program

Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Mary Evans has been selected as the next head coach of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball program.


Franklin Wins State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin has named 10 student-athletes State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award recipients for the 2017-18 winter season. Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin was among those honored as the conference announced the winners this week.


Tracey Dorow Relieved of Duties as Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracey Dorow has been relieved of her duties as the head coach of the Valparaiso University women’s basketball program.


Women’s Basketball Season Comes to Close on Friday in Moline

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team saw its season reach its end in the quarterfinals of Hoops in The Heartland on Friday afternoon in Moline, Ill. The Crusaders fell 89-40 to top-seeded Drake in what proved to be the final collegiate game for seniors Dani Franklin and Georgi Donchetz.


Crusaders to Battle Top-Seeded Drake on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will once again put its season on the line on Friday afternoon at the TaxSlayer Center. In order to extend the season and the careers of Valpo’s seniors, the Crusaders need to pull off an upset of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion Drake Bulldogs in Friday’s Hoops in the Heartland quarterfinal.


Survive & Advance: Valpo Downs Loyola to Open Hoops in the Heartland

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team made sure the season extended beyond Thursday’s first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, putting in a wire-to-wire team effort to down Loyola 63-46 at the TaxSlayer Center. The victory allowed the Crusaders to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals, which will take place on Friday.


Franklin Named to All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin received a high honor on Wednesday as the Missouri Valley Conference released its 2017-18 all-conference teams. Franklin was named to the all-conference first team, becoming the first Valpo player to garner that recognition since 2009.


Dorow to Take Medical Leave of Absence

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program has announced that head coach Tracey Dorow will take a medical leave of absence from the team.


Valpo Set for Hoops in The Heartland Opener

March is here and it’s tournament time for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the Crusaders begin their first conference tournament as a member institution in The Valley with Thursday’s first game of Hoops in the Heartland. Valpo will face off with Loyola, a team it defeated in both regular season meetings. The winner will advance to the second round of the conference tournament, where top-seeded Drake will be waiting for a game that begins at noon on Friday.


Franklin Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team, Hamlet Receives Honorable Mention

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was well represented on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference began the unveiling of its postseason awards with the league’s Scholar-Athlete honors.


Donchetz, Franklin Honored on Senior Day at ARC

From the moment seniors Georgi Donchetz and Dani Franklin took the court during morning shootaround to the moment they addressed the crowd following the game, something was different about this day for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team.


Women's Basketball to Recognize Donchetz, Franklin on Saturday

What have Georgi Donchetz and Dani Franklin meant to Valparaiso women’s basketball over the last four years? In a word – everything. Two seniors who will, each in their own way, leave behind lasting legacies will take the Athletics-Recreation Center floor for the final time on Saturday afternoon as Valpo hosts MVC regular season champion Drake. Donchetz and Franklin will be honored in a pregame ceremony that will begin at 2:43 p.m. and will address the audience along with head coach Tracey Dorow following the game.


Valpo Falls to UNI on Thursday

Freshman Bryce Blood led the way for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, pacing the squad in both scoring and rebounding in a 76-53 loss to visiting UNI. The Panthers started strong, outscoring the Crusaders 24-9 in the opening quarter before coasting to the victory.


Dani Franklin: Teacher by Day, Student-Athlete by Night, Always a Champion

When each player on the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was asked to share a favorite moment of the season at a recent team meeting, senior captain Dani Franklin ‘18 welled up with tears.


Women's Basketball Begins Final Homestand on Thursday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will open the final weekend of the regular season by hosting UNI on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will welcome a pair of Iowa teams to Northwest Indiana this week to round out the home slate. After a road win at Evansville on Sunday, Valpo will look to make it back-to-back wins in conference play for the first time this season.


Crusaders Close Road Trip on High Note, Top Evansville on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team returned to the win column on Sunday afternoon at Meeks Fieldhouse in Evansville, topping the host Purple Aces 67-54 behind a 24-point output from Dani Franklin. Freshman Ella Ellenson was a key contributor off the bench, leading the team in rebounds with a career-high nine.


Women's Basketball Set for Road Finale in Evansville

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to secure a season sweep of Evansville on Sunday afternoon at Meeks Family Fieldhouse. This game marks the final road contest of the regular season for the Crusaders, who will look to spoil Evansville’s senior day.


Crusaders Fall at Indiana State on Friday

Foul trouble coupled with injuries was an unfavorable formula for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Friday night in a 64-46 loss to Indiana State at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute. Two starting forwards picked up their fourth foul in the third quarter, hampering a Crusader team that was already playing with a thin bench with three players sidelined by injuries.


Season's Final Road Trip Begins on Friday at Indiana State

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will begin an in-state road swing on Friday night at Indiana State as the Crusaders visit the Sycamores in the regular season’s penultimate road date. After pushing a pair of the conference’s top teams to the brink of defeat a week ago, the Crusaders will look to get over the hump and avenge a setback to Indiana State from earlier this season.


Franklin Wins Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) was recognized for her achievements athletically and academically on Wednesday, as she was named the Missouri Valley Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company.


Valpo Gives Missouri State Scare, Comes Up Just Shy Sunday

The positive outcomes weren’t there, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team showed it could play with two of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference this weekend. After taking Southern Illinois to double overtime on Friday, Valpo once again narrowly came up short, falling 66-60 to Missouri State on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


No Rest for the Weary: Women's Basketball Back in Action Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue its home weekend on Sunday at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Missouri State comes to town for the first time in program history. Sunday is Valpo’s teal game in support of sexual assault abuse victims.


Valpo Drops Double Overtime Thriller with Southern Illinois

From elation to heartbreak and everything in between, a full range of emotions was felt by both teams on Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. In the end, it was visiting Southern Illinois that came away joyous, while the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team’s last emotion of the night was disappointment in a roller-coaster 88-86 double overtime loss that saw the Crusaders give one of the Missouri Valley’s top four teams everything it could handle.


Women's Basketball Set for Friday's Play4Kay Game

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return home on Friday night to host its Play4Kay Game against Southern Illinois. The Crusaders will look to make it back-to-back wins as they welcome the Salukis to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members will be selling pink gear with proceeds to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.


Furious Fourth-Quarter Comeback Propels Women’s Basketball Past Loyola

To summarize it succinctly, Meredith Hamlet happened on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. She’s happened before and she’ll happen again, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball junior guard was feeling it more than ever when her team needed her most in Sunday’s dramatic 63-53 victory over Loyola at Gentile Arena.


Women's Basketball Back in Action Sunday at Loyola

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will round out its longest stretch of road games this season by playing the third consecutive game away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders will look to secure a season sweep of Loyola as they visit a Rambler team that is riding high after winning two of its last three, including a 10-point win at Bradley last week.


Women’s Basketball Edged by Illinois State on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team played its second close game with Illinois State this season on Sunday afternoon at Redbird Arena, this time coming out on the wrong end of a 63-55 score. Free-throw shooting played a key role for the Redbirds, who went 25-of-28 (89.3 percent) at the stripe including 14-of-14 in the fourth.


Women's Basketball Seeks Season Series Sweep Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will have its first opportunity of the season to secure a sweep over a Missouri Valley Conference opponent on Sunday afternoon in Normal, Ill. It won’t come easy as the Crusaders visit an Illinois State team they defeated 56-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Jan. 5, Valpo’s closest game in the first half of MVC play.


Strong Second Half Comes Too Late for Crusaders on Friday

It was a tale of two halves for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Friday night at the Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria, Ill. The Crusaders struggled to make shots in the first half before a solid second half was too little, too late as Bradley defended its home floor with a 69-58 win. Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) led the Crusaders in scoring with 13 points.


Second Half of Valley Play Begins Friday for Valpo Women

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will conclude the first half of Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will clash with instate foe Indiana State as Valpo attempts to sweep a two-game conference weekend for the first time this season and sustain the home success the team has enjoyed throughout the year.


Late Run Not Enough on Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell 67-54 to Indiana State on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Senior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) squeezed a career-high 16 rebounds and finished with her second double-double of the year. Valpo battled back late, closing the game on an 11-0 run.


Women's Basketball Back in Action Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will conclude the first half of Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will clash with instate foe Indiana State as Valpo attempts to sweep a two-game conference weekend for the first time this season and sustain the home success the team has enjoyed throughout the year.


Six Crusaders Reach Double Figures as Valpo Dispatches Evansville

The century mark happened on Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Begin In-State Weekend Against Purple Aces


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be back in the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday night as the Evansville Purple Aces come to town to collide with the Crusaders, who own a 7-1 home record this season. Evansville will visit the ARC for the second straight year and the 13th overall meeting between the two teams. However, this marks the first time the Crusaders and Purple Aces will square off in Missouri Valley Conference play.


Franklin Named ‘So You Want to be a Coach’ Participant

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) has been named a participant in the 2018 “So You Want to be a Coach” program, hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in partnership with the Alliance of Women Coaches.


Valpo’s Valiant Comeback Effort Falls Shy at Southern Illinois

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team battled back to get within two points in the second half after trailing by as many as 18, but Southern Illinois sealed the deal down the stretch for a 74-63 win on Sunday afternoon at SIU Arena. There were several individual bright spots for the Crusaders, who were led in scoring by Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain).


Women's Basketball Continues Road Swing at Southern Illinois


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to end the road swing on a high note on Sunday afternoon at Southern Illinois. The game features an early tip time of 11:30 a.m. as the front end of a women’s-men’s doubleheader in Carbondale. The Salukis are seeking a perfect home weekend after topping Loyola 62-46 on Friday night.


Trio of Crusaders Reach Double Figures on Friday at Missouri State

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team outscored Missouri State 23-17 in the second quarter and trailed by just four at halftime, but the Bears went on a 24-0 run in the third on their way to an 83-60 win on Friday night at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington), Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) and Nicole Konieczny (Granger, Ind. / South Bend St. Joseph) all scored in double figures for Valpo.


Women's Basketball Returns to Road, Plays Missouri State Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to withstand a raucous environment on Friday night at Missouri State, a school that is known to provide a quality fan environment and is averaging nearly 2,500 fans per home game. The Crusaders come into the contest looking to make their home success carry over to opposing gyms, as they own a 7-1 home mark but a 2-6 record away from the ARC.


Franklin Hits Career Milestone, Five Crusaders Finish in Double Figures as Valpo Routs Loyola

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had a season-high five players score in double figures on Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center on their way to a 76-60 victory over Loyola. Grace Hales led the way with 15 points, while Dani Franklin poured in 14 to move into second in program history in career scoring and become the second Valpo player to surpass 1,500 points.


Frederick Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game

Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville High School) has been nominated for the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game.


Women's Basketball to Host Loyola on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will round out a three-game homestand on Friday night as Loyola comes to town for the first time in Missouri Valley Conference play. The Crusaders and Ramblers previously shared conference affiliation from 2007-2013 in the Horizon League but haven’t met on the hardwood since Loyola joined The Valley following the 2012-13 season.


Konieczny Sets Career High in Defeat to Bradley

Valparaiso University women’s basketball freshman Nicole Konieczny (Granger, Ind. / South Bend Saint Joseph) reached a career high with 18 points in Sunday’s game against Bradley, an 88-69 defeat at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Konieczny was joined by Meredith Hamlet and Dani Franklin in double figures.


Crusaders Welcome Bradley, Shoot for Perfect Valley Weekend

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will host the middle game of a three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Bradley Braves come to town. This will mark the second straight season the Braves have visited the Athletics-Recreation Center, but it’s the first time they come to Valpo for a Missouri Valley Conference contest. The Crusaders enter Sunday with a perfect 6-0 home record and an eight-game home winning streak that dates back to last season.


Valpo Edges Illinois State, Picks Up Eighth Straight Home Win

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team seized the opportunity to garner its first Missouri Valley Conference victory on Friday night in the team’s first ever Valley home game, defeating Illinois State 56-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders locked down defensively, limiting the Redbirds below 25 percent shooting and just 9.1 percent (2-of-22) from 3-point distance.


Women's Basketball to Play First Valley Home Game on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will host a conference game at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time since joining the Missouri Valley Conference on Friday night as Illinois State comes to town. The Crusaders will attempt to garner their first conference triumph and remain unbeaten at home this season.


Franklin Moves to Third on Valpo All-Time Scoring List in Home State

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin added yet another achievement to her ever-growing Valpo legacy on Sunday afternoon in her home state, climbing past Jeanette Gray and into third on Valpo’s all-time scoring list. Franklin’s move into the program’s Top 3 came on the final basket of the game, which resulted in a 77-56 win for UNI at the McLeod Center.


Iowa Swing Continues as Valpo Women Visit UNI

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue its first conference swing of the season on Sunday afternoon at UNI. Valpo will attempt to round out the 2017 calendar year on a high note against a UNI team that earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament a year ago.


Valpo Falls to Preseason Favorite Drake in Valley Opener

The obstacles were simply too numerous for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team to overcome in Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference opener in Des Moines, Iowa. Already facing the challenge of opposing MVC powerhouse, defending conference champion and preseason favorite Drake – a team that went undefeated in Valley play last season – on the road in their first ever Valley game, the Crusaders were down one starter due to injury and three other players due to illness in an 86-50 loss at the Knapp Center.


A Quarter Century Celebration

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow was a player at Illinois State University when women’s athletics were incorporated into the Missouri Valley Conference in 1992, after women previously competed under the Gateway Conference banner from 1982–1992. Now, 25 years after her first season as an MVC student-athlete, Coach Dorow finds herself in her first season as a coach in The Valley during the anniversary season after Valpo gained full-fledged membership on July 1.


Women's Basketball to Play Program's First Valley Game on Friday at Drake

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be thrown right into the fire in its first conference contest as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Crusaders hit the road for a weekend swing against a pair of teams that reached the NCAA Tournament a year ago, starting with the defending conference champion Drake Bulldogs on Friday night in Des Moines.


Crusaders Cap Best Nonconference Season Since 2006 with Victory Over Fort Wayne

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program has accomplished a feat no Crusader team has reached in the last 10 years – finishing the nonconference portion of the season with seven victories. The Crusaders cruise into the holiday happy after Thursday’s 68-50 win over Fort Wayne, a triumph that extended the team’s winning streak to four and allowed Valpo to remain undefeated at home this season.


Hamlet Named Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University women’s basketball junior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company.


Women's Basketball Looks to Continue Winning Ways in Nonconference Finale

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to extend its longest winning streak since December 2015 to four on Thursday night as Fort Wayne visits the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will have an opportunity to garner their seventh straight home win and improve to 5-0 at the ARC this season.


Valpo Extends Winning Streak to Three with Road Victory

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team took care of business on the road on Monday afternoon, defeating Eastern Illinois 76-67 behind a season-high 28 points from senior Dani Franklin. Franklin filled the stat sheet, adding eight rebounds, five steals and five assists to help her team complete the program’s best 10-game start since 2001.


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.


Women's Basketball to Play Back-to-Back Games in Virginia


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is all set to embark on its longest road trip of the season. The Crusaders will board the plane on Thursday afternoon and return on Monday after a set of back-to-back games in the state of Virginia. The Crusaders clash with a pair of Big South foes, competing in a storyline-filled affair with Liberty on Saturday before going at it with Longwood on Sunday. This will mark the program’s first visit to both institutions.


Pair of Point Guards Score Career Highs Tuesday at Bowling Green


Two Valparaiso University women’s basketball underclassmen point guards combined for 24 points, nine assists and just one turnover on Tuesday at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, but host Bowling Green shot 53 percent on its way to a 90-77 triumph.


Women's Basketball Looks to Make it Back-to-Back Wins on Tuesday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will begin a stretch of four consecutive road games on Tuesday night in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Crusaders hope to make it back-to-back wins and three victories in four games as they clash with the Falcons.


Crusaders Defend Home Court, Top Antelopes with Team Effort on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team limited turnovers, won the rebounding battle and received contributions from up and down the roster on its way to an 80-75 win over Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Three Crusaders finished in double figures and Caitlin Morrison had five blocks – the last of which came on a 3-point attempt with seven seconds left in a three-point game to help nail down the victory.


Crusader Women to Face First-Time Foe Grand Canyon


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return home for a holiday-weekend showdown with Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will look to attain their fourth straight home win dating back to last season.


Morrison Sets Rebounding Career High, Two Others Score Double Figures in Defeat at Miami


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team received several strong individual performances on Tuesday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio, but the Crusaders could not overcome playing without three key players down the stretch in a 77-68 defeat to host Miami (Ohio). Caitlin Morrison, Marlee Profitt and Grace Hales all set career highs in various statistical categories, while Meredith Hamlet finished with a team-high 14 points.


Women's Basketball Embarks on First Road Trip of Season


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will hit the road for the first time this season in advance of Tuesday’s matinee at Miami (Ohio). The Crusaders will look to build upon a strong showing in the season opener as they lock horns with the RedHawks.


Senior, Freshman Propel Women’s Basketball to Season-Opening Win


Led by one household name and one standout newcomer, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team cruised to a season-opening 81-47 win over IU Kokomo at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday night. Senior Dani Franklin did her thing – pouring in 26 points to lead all scorers – while freshman Bryce Blood provided the game’s most significant storyline, registering a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds in her collegiate debut.


Women’s Basketball Announces 2018-19 Recruiting Class


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced its incoming class for the 2018-19 season. Shay Frederick and Ilysse Pitts have inked National Letters of Intent to play collegiately for the Crusaders. The talented duo of incoming freshmen will join forces with a group of 13 players who are expected to return to the team next season.


Women's Basketball Season Begins Thursday at ARC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will begin the 2017-18 season on Thursday by hosting in-state foe IU Kokomo. The Crusaders have 10 players returning including six of last season’s top seven scorers. In addition, five true freshmen have joined the fold and will suit up for a regular season college game for the first time on Thursday.


2017-18 Valparaiso Women’s Basketball Season Preview


When the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team tips off the 2017-18 season on Thursday night against IU Kokomo, fans will notice a rare blend of youth and experience on the court.


Women’s Basketball Prevails in Exhibition Action


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team opened exhibition play on Tuesday night in victorious fashion, defeating St. Francis (Ill.) 49-40 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders were led by sophomore Grace Hales, who turned in a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Valpo withstood the absence of leading scorer Dani Franklin, who was held out with an injury.


Women’s Basketball Announces Season Ticket Special


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is celebrating its first season in the Missouri Valley Conference by offering season tickets for the discounted price of $30.


Valpo Basketball Broadcast Information For 2017-18


With men’s and women’s basketball season quickly approaching, Valpo Athletics announced today the department’s broadcast plans for the 2017-18 season.


Missouri Valley Conference Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll


With the start of the women’s basketball season right around the corner, the Missouri Valley Conference has released its annual preseason poll of the league’s coaches, sports information directors and media.


Valpo Hosts Season Ticket Holder Open Practice Friday Night


With the 2017-18 season right around the corner, the Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Season Ticket Holder Open Practice on Friday evening at the ARC.


Manns Enshrined in Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame


Valparaiso University women’s basketball assistant coach Clyde Manns received a distinguished honor this past weekend as he was inducted into the Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame.


Women’s Basketball Announces Conference Slate


A new journey awaits the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the Crusaders get set to begin their first season as members of the Missouri Valley Conference.


Valpo Women Release 2017-18 Nonconference Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has released its 2017-18 nonconference schedule, an 11-game slate that will help the Crusaders gear up for their first season of Valpo in The Valley.


Crusaders Complete 2017-18 Coaching Staff


When the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season gets underway, Crusader fans will hear a new voice bellowing out phrases like “rebound!” and “defense!” The voice will belong to assistant coach Clyde Manns, who plans to bring energy and enthusiasm to the staff while emphasizing the importance of defense and rebounding.


Valpo In The Valley: Women's Basketball


Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is women’s basketball. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in women’s basketball, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach Tracey Dorow as she talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for her team.


Spots Still Available for Valpo WBB Elite Camp


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set for its Elite Camp, which is slated to take place on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Check in is at noon on Monday, with the camp slated to begin at 1 p.m. Checkout is at noon on Tuesday. The cost is $100 per camper. Spots are still available for the camp.


Valparaiso University to Join Missouri Valley Conference


Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.


Women’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Award Winners


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced its award winners for the 2016-17 season. The Crusaders recognized the team’s Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, Hardest Worker, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Player of the Year and Fountain Award Winner.


Johanson Signs with Valpo Women’s Basketball


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program has announced its newest addition as 6-foot-5 forward Nicole Johanson has signed to join the team for the 2017-18 season. Johanson enjoyed a strong senior season at Herscher High School in Herscher, Ill., earning all-tournament recognition for all three of the team’s tournaments (Thanksgiving, Christmas and conference) on her way to achieving all-area and all-conference recognition.


Konieczny Named to Indiana All-Star Team


Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Nicole Konieczny has earned a place on the 13-player Indiana All-Star roster.The Indiana Girls All-Stars will play a home-and-home series with Kentucky, plus two games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars. All four games will take place in the month of June. One of the All-Stars will be named Indiana Miss Basketball on April 27.


Women’s Basketball Season Concludes with Loss to Top-Seeded Green Bay


After notching a first-round win on Friday, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ran into the top-seeded Green Bay Phoenix on Saturday afternoon, an 89-60 defeat in the Horizon League Quarterfinals. Valpo finished the year winning four of its last seven and three of its last five. The Crusaders are expected to bring back 92.1 percent of their regular season scoring for the 2017-18 season.


Crusaders Face Phoenix in Tournament Quarterfinals


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces the ultimate challenge on Saturday morning at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. A date with the top-seeded Green Bay Phoenix, who just nailed down their 19th consecutive Horizon League regular season championship, awaits in a league tournament quarterfinal.


Crusaders Pull Away From Penguins, Advance to Horizon League Quarterfinals


When the stakes were the highest, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team came through with one of its best performances of the season on Friday afternoon. The ninth-seeded Crusaders dispatched eighth-seeded Youngstown State 79-62, extending their season at least another day and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Crusaders received contributions from up and down the roster while compiling a shooting percentage of 49.3 and pulling down an eye-popping 52 rebounds against Youngstown State’s 26.


Valpo Women Open Tournament, Face Youngstown State on Friday


After a solid finish to the regular season, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to keep its positive momentum going as it begins the Horizon League Tournament on Friday afternoon in Detroit. The Crusaders face off with Youngstown State, a team against whom Valpo split the two regular season matchups. This game will be the second of 18 Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball games that will take place at Joe Louis Arena over a five-day stretch.


Franklin, Lindfors Earn Horizon League Postseason Awards


The impressive resumes of two Valparaiso University women’s basketball players continued to expand on Tuesday afternoon as the Horizon League released its annual postseason awards. Junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) captured all-league second-team honors, while sophomore Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) latched down a place on the all-defensive team.


Crusaders Top Flames on Senior Day, Play Youngstown State in Horizon League Tournament


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ended the regular season on a positive note for the second consecutive year, defeating UIC 72-63 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. In the process, the Crusaders latched down the No. 9 seed in the Horizon League Tournament and a date with No. 8 Youngstown State in the first round.


Women's Basketball Senior Day Set for Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will take the Athletics-Recreation Center floor for the final time this season on Saturday afternoon as UIC comes to town for the regular season finale. It’s Senior Day at the ARC as the Crusaders recognize Haylee Thompson and Imani Scott-Thompson.


NBA Champion Rick Mahorn Added as Final Panelist for Champions Brunch


The Horizon League and Olympia Entertainment announced Thursday that Rick Mahorn is the final panelist for the Champions Brunch at Joe Louis Arena on March 7. The NBA champion and former Detroit Pistons forward rounds out a group that includes three-time WNBA champion Cheryl Ford and Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie as panelists and ESPN women’s college basketball analyst Kelley Deyo as moderator.


Crusaders Can't Sustain Strong First Half in Loss to Panthers


After a first half where everything seemed to go right for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team, the second half played out in quite the opposite fashion on Monday night at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. In the blink of an eye, a five-point halftime lead turned into a Milwaukee route, and the Panthers steadily pulled away for an 80-64 win.


Women's Basketball Hits Road to Face Milwaukee


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has little time to bask in the glory of Saturday’s win, as the Crusaders face a quick turnaround with a Monday tilt in Milwaukee. Both squads roll into Monday’s matchup coming off upset triumphs, as Milwaukee took down Green Bay 72-60 on Friday night. The schedule does Valpo no favors as the Panthers haven’t played since Friday and stayed home during that stretch, while the Crusaders played on Saturday and had to travel to Milwaukee on Sunday.


Crusaders Upend Titans in Wild One at ARC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team escaped with an improbable 57-55 win over Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders avenged a 25-point loss to the Titans from earlier in the season. Amber Lindfors had a double-double while Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 16 points.


Women's Basketball to Battle Detroit Mercy on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to get back on track on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes Detroit Mercy to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both squads are attempting to bounce back after the Titans suffered a surprising 63-62 loss to UIC on Thursday night in Chicago.


Crusaders Fall to Grizzlies at ARC on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team couldn’t slow down the top scoring offense in the Horizon League on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as Oakland prevailed 98-60. A pair of Valpo freshmen enjoyed strong performances as Grace Hales scored a team-high 11 points and Maya Meredith chipped in a career-high seven.


Women's Basketball Goes for Consecutive Wins on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 25 and consecutive Horizon League victories for the first time since Jan. 23, 2016 as they welcome Oakland to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening. Valpo’s defense has been its strength in recent games, but it faces a tall test in the league’s No. 1 scoring offense on Thursday.


Defense Reigns Supreme as Valpo Knocks Off Northern Kentucky


Defense carried the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the Crusaders allowed the fourth-fewest points in program history on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena, pulling out a 41-32 victory over Northern Kentucky. The Crusaders (7-18, 2-12 Horizon) upstaged the Norse (8-17, 4-9) on their home court for the second consecutive year. Amber Lindfors pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds while contributing seven points and four blocks.


Women's Basketball Visits Northern Kentucky on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue this week’s swing trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders clash with the Northern Kentucky Norse. Valpo will attempt to bounce back from Thursday’s loss to first-place Wright State and avenge a 15-point defeat from the first meeting of the year between the two teams.


Crusaders Can’t Capitalize on Wright State’s Shooting Struggles in Loss to First-Place Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team held first-place Wright State to under 30 percent shooting for the second consecutive meeting, but the Raiders racked up 23 offensive rebounds and forced 17 turnovers on their way to a 63-48 win on Thursday evening at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dani Franklin scored 17 of her team-high 19 points after halftime and matched a career high with 16 rebounds for her second straight double-double.


Crusaders Attempt to Cool Off First-Place Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set to embark upon its first overnight road trip since Jan. 17 when it travels to Dayton, Ohio for a Thursday matinee with Wright State. For the first time this season, the Raiders enter play as the top team in the Horizon League after benefiting from two Green Bay losses last week.


Crusaders Come Up Short, Suffer Close Loss to Vikings


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team owned an eight-point halftime lead after its third straight well-played half, but the Crusaders couldn’t seal the deal on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Cleveland State (12-11, 6-5) came from behind to eke out a 66-62 win over Valpo (6-17, 1-11). Dani Franklin finished with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds in a game that featured eight ties and 11 lead changes.


Women's Basketball Shoots for Second Straight Victory on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders round out a home-heavy stretch by welcoming the Cleveland State Vikings, who currently sit in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League standings.


Lindfors Enjoys Double-Double as Crusaders Coast to First League Triumph


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was all smiles after Thursday’s 77-60 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders built a double-figure lead with a strong second quarter and never looked back en route to their first Horizon League victory of the season. The team breathed a collective sigh of relief after snapping a 12-game losing streak and corralling its first victory since Dec. 10. Amber Lindfors led the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds on 9-of-15 shooting.


Women's Basketball to Return to ARC, Host Youngstown State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will take a crack at its first Horizon League win on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Youngstown State comes to town for what figures to be a competitive showdown between two teams that have been hit hard by injuries this season.


Crusaders Can’t Shake Shooting Slump in Loss at UIC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had three players in double figures on Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, but the host Flames started strong and never looked back in a 74-60 victory over the Crusaders. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) finished with 20 points to lead Valpo. She was joined in double figures by Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) with 15 and Hannah Schaub (Brooklyn Park, Minn. / Park Center) with 12.


Crusaders, Flames Battle Saturday in Chicago


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return to the site of its most recent regular season Horizon League triumph in hopes to repeat last season’s success at the UIC Pavilion. After five consecutive days without a game, both teams enter the showdown hungry for their first league victory of the season.


Fast Start Not Enough as Crusaders Fall to Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team played stifling defense in the first quarter on Sunday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but Wright State bounced back with an even more dominant defensive effort in the second quarter on its way to a 65-52 victory over the Crusaders. Haylee Thompson (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River [Utah State]) finished with 15 points to lead Valpo in scoring for the first time this season.


Women's Basketball Faces Wright State in Doubleheader Night Cap


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will partake in the backend of a men’s-women’s doubleheader on Sunday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Following the men’s regionally televised showdown with UIC, the women welcome in Wright State.


Crusaders Fall to Norse on Friday at ARC


Valparaiso University women’s basketball player Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) continued to perform at a high level on Friday night as the junior posted her fifth double-double of the season and third in the last 13 days, but Northern Kentucky emerged victorious 70-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders struggled from beyond the arc, going 3-of-15 (20 percent) from 3-point range.


Crusaders Return Home, Host Northern Kentucky


Homer Drew Court will be a welcome sight for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Friday night. After starting the Horizon League season with five of their first seven games on the road, the Crusaders are more than ready for a return to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo hopes a return to the win column will coincide with the homecoming as it welcomes in Northern Kentucky.


Franklin Reaches Career Milestone in Loss to Green Bay


Junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) added to her long list of career accomplishments on Tuesday night at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis. when she scored her 1000th career point in a 56-35 loss to the Phoenix. Franklin reached the milestone on her second-to-last basket of the game, a jumper with 1:06 remaining. She finished the game with 15 points and becomes the 14th player in program history to join the 1,000-point club.


Road Stretch Continues as Crusaders Visit Phoenix


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will face the toughest of Horizon League tests on Tuesday night at the Kress Event Center in Green Bay, Wis. as the Crusaders clash with first-place Green Bay, which is unbeaten in league action so far this season.


Hamlet Turns in Career Performance in Tight Loss to Penguins


Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) enjoyed a career night with 29 points and 10 rebounds, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell 76-70 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) added 12 points for the Crusaders, who had a five-point lead at halftime.


Crusaders Continue Ohio Swing in Youngstown on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to notch its first Horizon League win of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio. The Crusaders face off with a Penguin team that has been hit hard by injuries this season.


Shooting Struggles Plague Crusaders in Loss to Cleveland State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team put together a strong defensive performance on Saturday at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, but a rough shooting night overshadowed the defensive effort in a 71-60 loss to Cleveland State. Dani Franklin posted her second consecutive double-double to pace Valpo.


Valpo Visits Vikings to Begin Three-Game Road Stretch


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team begins a difficult stretch of travel on Thursday as the Crusaders visit the Wolstein Center to clash with Cleveland State. The Crusaders play three road games in a six-day span with the Ohio swing quickly followed by a trip to Green Bay.


Blood Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game


Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer High School) has been nominated for the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game.


Dorow to Undergo Neck Surgery


Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow will undergo neck surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 11, necessitating a medical leave of absence from the team. Dorow was recently encouraged by doctors to undergo immediate surgery.


Four Crusaders in Double Figures in Loss to Milwaukee


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped Saturday’s matinee with Milwaukee 85-74 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Four Valpo players finished in double figures as the Crusaders put together their best performance in Horizon League play thus far this season against the team picked to finish third in the league.


Women's Basketball Turns Page to Panthers on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday afternoon as Milwaukee pays the Athletics-Recreation Center a visit. The Crusaders are seeking their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Phoenix Defense Too Much For Crusaders on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped the first league home game of the season on Thursday, 75-36 to Horizon League power Green Bay. Meredith Hamlet and Haylee Thompson scored eight points apiece to pace Valpo in scoring. The Phoenix showed why they entered the game ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, holding Valpo to single digits in three of the four quarters and forcing 26 Crusader turnovers.


Crusaders Start 2017 Hosting League Favorites


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces a tough test on Thursday night, as perennial Horizon League powerhouse Green Bay visits the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Phoenix have won 18 straight Horizon League regular season titles. Valpo will play Green Bay twice in the next five games.


Valpo Can’t Recover From Slow Start, Falls to Oakland


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell behind Oakland 31-11 after one quarter on Saturday afternoon and could never rebound in an eventual 104-63 defeat at the O’Rena in Rochester, Mich. on the calendar year’s final day. Meredith Hamlet and Dani Franklin shared the team lead in scoring with 18 points apiece.


Women's Basketball Team Volunteers at Michigan Science Center


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team participated in a community service project on Friday afternoon at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.


Crusaders Remain in Michigan, Face Off With Grizzlies


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team continues its Michigan swing with the second game of Horizon League play on Saturday at Oakland. It’s an early tip time as the Crusaders and Grizzlies get going at 11 a.m. Central Time.


Crusaders Drop League Opener to Titans


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team suffered an 85-60 loss to Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League opener on Thursday evening at Calihan Hall in Detroit. Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) reached a significant career milestone, as she blocked three shots to become the third player in Valpo history with 100 career blocks.


League Play on the Horizon for Valpo Women


After matching its highest nonleague win total since joining the Horizon League, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team turns the page to conference play on Thursday for the first of back-to-back games in the state of Michigan. The Crusaders crack up conference activity against Detroit Mercy, a team seeking revenge after Valpo ended its season with an upset win in the Horizon League quarterfinals a year ago.


Tickets On Sale Dec. 29 For 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Championship


All tickets for the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship at Joe Louis Arena will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase tickets at MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com/tickets, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, or the Joe Louis Arena Ticket Sales and Service Office at 313-471-7575.


Donchetz Overcomes Every Obstacle, Emerges as Key Contributor for Crusaders


Junior Georgi Donchetz has made a drastic transformation from a seldom-used reserve to an important member of Valpo’s rotation. She’s averaging 18.7 minutes per game and scoring 6.0 points, pulling down 2.7 rebounds and dishing out 2.8 assists per contest.


Crusaders Fall to Braves in Nonleague Finale


Four Valparaiso players scored in double figures on Monday night, but the Crusaders dropped the nonleague finale at the hands of Bradley 67-56. Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) led the Crusaders in scoring with 13 points, while Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) achieved a career best with 10.


Crusaders Return to Court, Host Bradley in Nonleague Finale


After a week away from game competition to focus on final exams, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team returns to the court on Monday as Bradley comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center. With a victory in Monday’s nonleague finale, the Crusaders can finish with their highest nonleague win total since joining the Horizon League.


Women’s Basketball Team Drops Road Contest at Indiana


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell to Big Ten foe Indiana 87-58 at historic Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders were once again led in scoring by Dani Franklin, who posted 18 points. The fourth quarter was a bright spot, as the Crusaders outscored the Hoosiers 26-15.


Crusaders, Hoosiers Face Off at Assembly Hall on Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team travels to Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday to compete at historic Assembly Hall against instate foe Indiana. The Crusaders are back in action less than 24 hours after Saturday’s game against Grace College. With a victory on Sunday, the Crusaders can notch six nonleague wins for the first time since joining the Horizon League.


Crusaders Down Grace, Hold Winning Record Through Nine Games


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dispatched Grace College 71-49 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders improved to 5-4 on the season, achieved their best nine-game start since 2005-2006 and equaled their best nine-game start since 1999-2000. Valpo was led in scoring by Dani Franklin and Amber Lindfors, who poured in 17 points apiece.


Crusaders to Host Grace College on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team welcomes Grace College to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a Saturday matinee. With a victory, the Crusaders can get off to their best nine-game start since 2005-2006 and equal their best nine-game start to a season since 1999-2000.


Donchetz, Schofield Post Career Bests in Loss to No. 1 Notre Dame


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell to No. 1 Notre Dame 114-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Purcell Pavilion. The Crusaders were led in scoring by junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington), who accumulated 18 points. Other bright spots included sophomore Allison Schofield (McCordsville, Ind. / Heritage Christina) and junior Georgi Donchetz (Savage, Minn / Burnsville), both of whom turned in career highs in scoring.


Women's Basketball Faces Nation's Top Team Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces a quick turnaround as it returns to the court on Sunday afternoon for a showdown with No. 1 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish sit atop both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll. This marks the first time in program history the Crusaders have played the No. 1 team in the nation.


Franklin Pours in 33 to Propel Crusaders Past Panthers


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fended off Eastern Illinois 73-68 on Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Junior Dani Franklin continued to light it up, accumulating 33 points to pave the way to the win. The Crusaders improve to 4-3, matching their best record through seven games since 1991-92.


Four-Game Homestand Concludes Saturday as Crusaders Host Panthers


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team rounds out a four-game homestand on Saturday by welcoming Eastern Illinois to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders hope to start a stretch of back-to-back games on a high note with a victory over the Panthers.


Franklin, Donchetz Reach Career Watermarks in Tight Loss to Purple Aces


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team suffered a 70-65 loss to Evansville in a game that featured seven lead changes and a dramatic final minute on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds, while Georgi Donchetz (Savage, Minn. / Burnsville) equaled a personal best with nine points.


Women's Basketball Team Seeks Best Start in Eight Years


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team goes for a third consecutive win as it welcomes Evansville to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening. With a victory, the Crusaders can get off to their first 4-2 start through six games since the 2008-09 season and start 3-0 at home for the first time since 2009-10.


Twice is Nice: Lindfors Layup Lifts Valpo to Second Buzzer-Beating Win in Last Nine Days


The Valparaiso University women's basketball team pulled out a 70-68 victory over Liberty on Friday, the second buzzer-beating win for the Crusaders in the last nine days. Amber Lindfors provided the game-winning shot on a nifty inbound pass from Georgi Donchetz.


Dorow to Battle Sister, Leuzinger to Face Alma Mater on Friday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team welcomes Liberty for a post-Thanksgiving meeting that features no shortage of compelling storylines on Friday. First-year Valpo assistant coach and former Liberty star Megan Leuzinger will face off with her alma mater. In addition, it will be a family affair for Valpo head coach Tracey Dorow, whose sister is Liberty assistant coach Andy Bloodworth.


Crusaders Receive Balanced Scoring Effort in Rout of IU Kokomo


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball started the home portion of the season on the right foot with a 102-47 whitewash of Indiana University Kokomo on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders received a game-high 24 points from Dani Franklin, Amber Lindfors turned in a double-double and Haylee Thompson also reached double figures.


Women's Basketball Tips Off Home Slate Monday Evening


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set for its 2016-2017 home opener, as the Crusaders welcome IU Kokomo for the first regular season home game of the year on Monday evening. In just their third year in existence, the Cougars are under the direction of former Crusader Whitney Farris, who appeared in 109 games for Valpo from 2006-2010. After Tracey Dorow made a return to trip to Illinois State on Saturday, this time the Crusaders will be the team welcoming an opposing coach back to her former school.


Crusaders Suffer Saturday Setback at Illinois State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped Saturday’s game at Illinois State 77-56. Freshman Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) posted Valpo’s best performance of the day, scoring nine points while hauling in seven rebounds. The Crusaders committed 30 turnovers in the defeat.


Crusaders Look to Make it Back-To-Back Wins on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team rounds out its three-game season-opening road swing on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill. as the Crusaders battle Illinois State.


Women’s Basketball Welcomes 2017-18 Recruiting Class


Last week brought with it four new reasons for enthusiasm for the Valparaiso University women's basketball program, as a quartet of high school seniors signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2017-2018 season. The incoming recruiting class is comprised of 6-foot-2 forward Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake), 5-9 guard Nicole Konieczny (Granger, Ind. / South Bend Saint Joseph), 6-0 guard Taylor Richards (Doylestown, Ohio / Chippewa) and 6-2 forward Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer).


Hamlet Layup at Buzzer Lifts Valpo to Comeback Victory at Chicago State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team captured its first victory of the season in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night at Chicago State. The Crusaders rallied from 12 points down to escape with a 53-51 triumph on a buzzer-beating layup by Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain).


Crusaders Head to Chicago State to Collide with Cougars


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team continues its season-opening stretch of three games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday. The Crusaders make the short jaunt to the Windy City to clash with Chicago State.


Franklin Turns in Program’s Best Individual Scoring Performance Since 1992 in Loss at Stetson


Dani Franklin had a fair share of memorable games during her first two seasons in a Valpo uniform. But the now junior reached a previously uncharted threshold in the Crusaders’ 87-75 season-opening loss at Stetson.


Women's Basketball Lifts Lid on Season Saturday at Stetson


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team tips off the 2016-2017 season on Saturday at Stetson. The Crusaders combine top-tier returnees with fresh faces, as five freshmen and two new assistant coaches join the fold.


Mix of Newcomers, Returnees Creates Fresh Energy for Women’s Basketball


The reasons to be excited for this year’s Valparaiso University women’s basketball season started coming before the final horn sounded to end the 2015-2016 campaign. The Crusaders are coming off an improved season, have five exciting freshmen and have added two new assistant coaches for 2016-2017.


Women’s Basketball Team Tops Indianapolis in Exhibition Opener


A long wait came to an end on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team took the court for game competition for the first time this season. The early taste of hoops was an enjoyable one for the Crusaders, who toppled Indianapolis 60-51 in exhibition action.


Horizon League Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll


With the start of the season just around the corner, the Horizon League released its women's basketball preseason poll on Wednesday. The survey of head coaches, sports information directors and select media members picked Valparaiso to finish ninth.


Women’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, a slate highlighted by 16 home games at the ARC and trips to Notre Dame and Indiana.


Crusaders Add Motherwell to Coaching Staff


Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that John Motherwell has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. Motherwell, who brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience in the Midwest to his position on the Valpo staff, has coached 14 players during his career who have gone on to play professional basketball.


Horizon League Announces 2017 Little Caesars Motor City Madness Updates


The Horizon League Executive Council has approved a revised bracket for the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. In the new format, the women’s basketball championship will run concurrently with the men’s as “Motor City Madness” runs March 3-7, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.


Leuzinger Joins Valpo Women's Basketball Coaching Staff


Former Liberty University standout and San Antonio Silver Stars forward Megan (Frazee) Leuzinger has been hired as assistant women's basketball coach at Valparaiso University. Leuzinger was an honorable mention All-American at Liberty before embarking on a seven-year professional playing career. She still holds the Flames' Division I record for career scoring average (18.5 PPG).


Dorow Inks Contract Extension Through 2017-2018 Season


Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced Tuesday that head women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has signed a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season.


Postseason Accolades Roll in for Valpo WBB Incoming Freshmen


A quintet of all-state honors highlight this fall's incoming class of freshmen for the Valpo women's basketball team. Grace Hales, Maya Meredith, Caitlin Morrison, Marlee Profitt, and Addison Stoller are all set to begin their collegiate careers with Valpo in August.


NKU Defense Stifles Crusaders in Second Round Showdown


Sophomores Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker each scored 11 points Friday night, but Northern Kentucky used 12 steals as part of a staunch defensive effort that led the Norse to a 76-53 win over Valpo at Kress Center in Green Bay. The loss signaled Abby Dean and Lexi Miller's final game in a Crusader uniform.


Crusaders Face Northern Kentucky in Second Round Play Friday


Hours removed from a spectacular 94-91 overtime win versus Detroit, the Crusader women’s basketball team continues postseason play Friday evening against Northern Kentucky. Jasmyn Walker needs five more rebounds to collect 250 for the second consecutive campaign. The top-seeded Phoenix are lurking in the shadows, as the winner of this matchup will meet Green Bay in the semifinals on Saturday.


Crusaders March On After Extraordinary 94-91 Overtime Win


Valpo rode out a seemingly unsustainable pace from three-point range to overtake Detroit, 94-91, in overtime of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship opener at Kress Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday. The Crusaders shot 15-of-23 (.572) from beyond the arc in the victory, matching their second-highest three-point total in program history.


Valpo Women Begin Title Run Thursday in Green Bay


Nine teams will travel to Green Bay this week to take part in the Horizon League Championship. For the second time in three years, Valpo will challenge Detroit in the opening tilt of the tournament. The Titans swept the regular season series with the Crusaders, but the Brown and Gold did oust Detroit from the 2014 Horizon League Championship in their most recent postseason meeting.


Hamlet Honored as Horizon League Unveils Postseason Awards


Meredith Hamlet was elected to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Hamlet scored in double figures 15 times in her rookie campaign en route to averaging 10.4 points per game.


Balanced Effort Sparks Crusaders to 80-74 Win over UIC


Four Crusaders finished in double figures Saturday as Valpo engineered an 80-74 victory over the host Flames at the UIC Pavilion. Dani Franklin finished with a team-high 16 points while Haylee Thompson was 6-for-9 from the field for 14 points. Senior Lexi Miller added 13 points and six assists. Valpo will learn its opponent for next week's Horizon League Championship on Sunday afternoon.


Crusaders Close Out Regular Season Saturday at UIC


The regular season comes to a halt Saturday in Chicago for the Valpo women’s basketball team. With all ten teams coming down the home stretch, Green Bay, the host institution for next week’s Horizon League Championship, is the only club with its seed locked up. A win Saturday would guarantee the Crusaders no lower than the No. 9 seed.


Comeback Attempt Thwarted at Cleveland State


Cleveland State opened a 19-point lead in the first quarter of its women's basketball game versus Valpo before the Crusaders mounted a comeback that cut the margin to one point in the fourth quarter. However, that was as close as the Brown and Gold would get in a 72-65 setback to the Vikings. Freshman Meredith Hamlet paced Valpo with 19 points while Imani Scott-Thompson knocked down a trio of threes to finish with 13 points.


Crusaders Make the Leap to Cleveland State Monday


Valpo’s penultimate game of the 2015-16 regular season takes it to Wolstein Center in Cleveland, an arena that has treated the Crusaders well over the years. The Brown and Gold are 10-5 all-time there and hope the success continues Monday night as they seek a season sweep of the Vikings.


Stellar Shooting Lifts Penguins over Crusaders


The Crusaders amassed 28 points in the fourth quarter of their game against Youngstown State on Friday evening, but it was too little, too late, as the Penguins shot 52.6% from the field in an 87-66 win over Valpo at Beeghly Center. Freshman Meredith Hamlet registered a team-high 13 points (3-6 3FG) while Jasmyn Walker dropped in 10 points and six rebounds.


Horizon League Announces Adjustments to Weekend WBB Schedule


The Horizon League announced late Thursday morning that Valpo will play at Youngstown State on Friday at 7:05 pm ET/6:05 pm CT at Beeghly Center. The Crusaders' contest versus Cleveland State has been moved to Monday, February 29th at 5:30 pm ET/4:30 pm CT inside Wolstein Center.


Valpo vs. Youngstown State Game Postponed


Treacherous weather and roadway conditions have led to the postponement of Thursday's women's basketball game between Valpo and Youngstown State. The Horizon League is expected to announce an adjusted time and date Thursday morning.


Crusaders Embark to Ohio in Search of Sweeps


Valpo’s final swing trip of the season takes it to Northeast Ohio for showdowns with Youngstown State and Cleveland State. Sophomore Sarah Cash and the Penguins seek out revenge on the Crusaders after the Brown and Gold handed them a 65-60 setback at the ARC back on January 23rd.


Green Bay Spoils Senior Day with Win over Valpo


Green Bay's trademark defense secured its spot atop the Horizon League leaderboard as the visiting Phoenix defeated Valpo 71-35 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. Jasmyn Walker registered a team-high 11 points, and senior Lexi Miller was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field to finish with eight points.


Senior Day on Tap Saturday for Valpo Women


Abby Dean, Lexi Miller, and Jessi Wiedemann will take to Homer Drew Court for the final time in their Crusader careers Saturday afternoon. The Horizon League-leading Green Bay Phoenix visit the ARC for Senior Day in a 1:30 pm jump ball. A Valpo victory would snap a 20-game slide to the Phoenix.


Scott-Thompson Sparks Valpo, but Milwaukee Secures 70-60 Win


Jasmyn Walker and Imani Scott-Thompson combined for 31 points Thursday night, but a mammoth game from Steph Kostowicz vaulted Milwaukee to a 70-60 win at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Kostowicz scored 27 points and 12 rebounds to offset 18 points and nine boards from Walker and a trio of threes from Scott-Thompson.


Crusaders Welcome Milwaukee in Penultimate Home Game


The 2015-16 home slate winds down as the Crusaders close out with Milwaukee on Thursday before Senior Day on Saturday versus Green Bay. Valpo comes into Thursday’s contest seeking to snap a five-game skid. Meanwhile, the Panthers approach a challenging corridor of their schedule one-half game behind Detroit for third place in the Horizon League.


Perimeter Attack Leads Titans to Win over Crusaders


In a game molded by runs, Detroit claimed an 85-65 win over the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall. Jasmyn Walker, Dani Franklin, and Haylee Thompson all scored in double figures, but the Titans rode 11 three-pointers to their eighth win in league play.


Crusader Women Set to Challenge Detroit Saturday


It’s not quite Motor City Madness, but the Brown and Gold head to Detroit nonetheless on Saturday in pursuit of a much-needed win. The Titans returned home Thursday following a 3-1 road trip, but dropped a 64-51 contest to UIC. The Crusaders seek a regular-season series split after Detroit seized a 72-66 victory at the ARC back on January 7th.


Franklin, Hamlet Spearhead Second-Half Surge, but Crusaders Fall at Oakland


Dani Franklin and Meredith Hamlet turned in record-setting offensive performances Thursday afternoon, but a turnover-laced first half made a late Crusader comeback attempt too tall of an order. The underclassmen combined for 47 points on 17-of-29 shooting, but Oakland prevailed in an 87-77 contest at the Athletics Center O'rena.


Crusaders Tangle with Oakland Thursday at the O'Rena


The Crusaders head to Rochester, Michigan this Thursday for their first road game in 26 days. Oakland awaits Valpo inside the Athletics Center O’Rena for a rematch of the January 9th tilt that went the Brown and Gold’s way. The Crusaders and Golden Grizzlies enter Thursday’s game with identical 4-7 records in Horizon League play.


Offense Falters in Home Loss to Northern Kentucky


Jasmyn Walker again led the offensive attack for the Crusaders, but her 12 points and six boards weren't enough to overcome a treacherous third quarter. Christine and Courtney Roush combined for 31 points as Northern Kentucky recorded a 68-50 victory over the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon.


Pink Game on Tap for Valpo Women Saturday Afternoon


The Crusaders wrap up a five-game homestand Saturday afternoon with their annual Pink Game. Nearly two dozen breast cancer survivors will be honored prior to the 1:30 pm tip. For the Northern Kentucky Norse, it’ll represent their inaugural visit to the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Raiders Outlast Crusaders, 65-54


Jasmyn Walker collected her seventh double-double of the season Thursday night versus Wright State, but the Raiders rode an early lead into a 65-54 win over the Brown and Gold. Freshman Amber Lindfors rejected five shots to move into sixth place in program history for blocks in a season.


Women's Basketball Resumes Play Thursday vs. Wright State


Valpo welcomes Kim Demmings and the Wright State Raiders to the ARC on Thursday evening for a 7:00 pm jump ball. The Crusaders enter the second half of Horizon League play in a three-way impasse for sixth place. The Raiders, who raced out to a 5-0 start in conference, come into this contest two games behind Green Bay for first place.


Crusaders Drop Defensive Feud to UIC


A 5:44 game-ending scoring drought cost the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Jasmyn Walker posted 11 points and eight rebounds while Dani Franklin chipped in 12 points off the bench, but UIC held on for a 54-50 victory.


Crusaders Target Third Straight Win Saturday vs. UIC


The first half of Horizon League play comes to a close Saturday afternoon at the ARC, and for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, the Crusaders can find themselves north of the .500 mark. Ruvanna Campbell and the UIC Flames, recipients of a first-place vote in the Horizon League preseason poll, seek to deal Valpo just its second home loss in 52 days.


Dean, Walker Steer Crusaders to 65-60 Win over Youngstown State


Abby Dean's offensive eruption continued Saturday while sophomore Jasmyn Walker turned in another monster game on both ends of the court in a 65-60 win over Youngstown State. The Crusaders snapped a five-game skid versus a Penguin squad that recorded 21 wins a season ago.


Sophomore Standouts on Display Saturday at the ARC


Five of the best sophomores in the Horizon League take the court Saturday afternoon when Youngstown State visits the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 1:30 pm tip. Sarah Cash, Indiya Benjamin, and Nikki Arbanas have the Penguins at 4-2 through six league games. Meanwhile, Jasmyn Walker and Dani Franklin aim to get the Crusaders back to .500 in conference play.


Invigorated Second Half Sparks Crusaders to Win over Vikings


Sophomore Jasmyn Walker saved 12 of her 15 points and eight of her 14 boards for the second half to spearhead the Crusaders to a 66-59 triumph over visiting Cleveland State Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Abby Dean pitched in a season-high 16 points while freshman Amber Lindfors finished one carom shy of a double-double. Valpo earned a 25-9 second-half rebounding edge.


Crusaders Seek to Right the Ship Thursday vs. Vikings


Valpo pops the top on a five-game homestand Thursday evening versus Cleveland State. The Vikings, who received a first-place vote in the Horizon League preseason poll, snapped a six-game skid Saturday with a resilient 75-68 win over Youngstown State. Cleveland State is led by redshirt freshman Ashanti Abshaw, who is averaging a double-double in league play.


Panthers Launch Deep Attack to Overtake Crusaders


Milwaukee parlayed a barrage of three-pointers into an 82-60 win over the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Klotsche Center. Dani Franklin scored nine of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter while Abby Dean was 3-for-3 from three-point range in an 11-point effort.


Valpo Wraps Up Wisconsin Trip Saturday at Milwaukee


Valpo and Milwaukee meet Saturday for the fourth time in 360 days. The Panthers are riding high following a 54-53 victory over UIC Thursday night at the Klotsche Center. Milwaukee touts the second-best defense in Horizon League play, limiting opponents to just 57.8 points per game.


Turnovers Prove Costly in Setback to Green Bay


Imani Scott-Thompson caught fire from beyond the arc Thursday night, but a tenacious Green Bay defense sent Valpo's upset bid up in smoke at the Kress Events Center. The junior finished with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, but the Crusaders were unable to overcome 23 turnovers in a 81-42 loss at the Kress Events Center.


Red-Hot Green Bay Hosts Brown and Gold Thursday


The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the road Thursday evening to begin its trek through Wisconsin. The first-place Green Bay Phoenix await the Crusaders inside the ever-boisterous Kress Events Center. The Phoenix, who received five votes in Tuesday’s USA Today Coaches Poll, aim to extend their winning streak to eleven while the Brown and Gold target their first win at Green Bay in nearly 25 years.


Crusaders Click on All Cylinders in 81-66 Victory


A fiery forty minutes of basketball translated into a signature 81-66 win for the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Sophomores Jasmyn Walker and Dani Franklin combined for 40 points for the second straight Saturday while freshman Meredith Hamlet finished in double figures for the seventh time in her last eight contests in a convincing victory over the 10-win Oakland Golden Grizzlies.


Crusader Women Meet Improved Oakland Squad Saturday


The Crusaders look to straddle the .500 mark as Oakland visits the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday for a 1:30 pm affair. The Golden Grizzlies are coming off an important 78-76 win over UIC Thursday night in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold seek to shake a two-game hiccup.


Detroit Upends Crusaders Thursday Night


Sophomore Jasmyn Walker paired a career-high 16 rebounds with 12 points Thursday night, but Detroit's Brianne Cohen provided the spark off the bench to boost the Titans to a 72-66 victory over the Brown and Gold. Dani Franklin found her stroke to the tune of 19 points, her seventh straight double-digit tilt.


Crusaders Take on Titans Thursday in Dorow's 500th Game


Horizon League women’s basketball makes its 2015-16 debut at the ARC Thursday night when Detroit visits Valparaiso in a showdown of 5-8 clubs. The 7:00 pm tilt represents Tracey Dorow’s 500th career game as a head coach.


Second-Half Rally Stalls at Wright State


Sophomores Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker combined for 40 points Friday afternoon, but Wright State pulled away late for an 80-63 win at the Nutter Center. Senior Lexi Miller matched a career-high in assists with eight, but the Raiders received 20 points, eight rebounds, and six assists from freshman Emily Vogelpohl.


Crusaders Meet Old Acquaintance Friday in Dayton


Fourteen hours after the ball drops in Times Square, the ball will be tipped at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Valpo will put its four-game winning streak on the line Friday afternoon against the Wright State Raiders in what will represent the Brown and Gold’s first-ever New Year’s Day contest. Led by Kim Demmings, one of the top players in all of mid-major basketball, Wright State has won seven of its last eight tilts.


Hamlet's Historic Night Highlights Chaotic Win at Northern Kentucky


Freshman Meredith Hamlet went off for a 29-point performance in a crazy 61-60 win Wednesday night at Northern Kentucky. Hamlet was 10-of-11 from the field to match the third-best shooting performance in program history. Valpo's victory represents its first ever in a Horizon League road opener.


Crusaders Enter Uncharted Territory for Horizon League Opener


Valpo’s 18-game Horizon League schedule gets underway Wednesday in the Bluegrass State. The opener signals not only the Brown and Gold’s maiden voyage to Highland Heights, but also the first-ever meeting between the Crusaders and Norse. A victory would give Valpo its first four-game winning streak since the 2007-2008 season.


Valpo Women Run Streak to Three with Record-Setting Performance


The Valpo women's basketball team held IU-Kokomo to 8-of-65 shooting (12.3%) as the Crusaders collected an 88-22 victory Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The 22 points yielded broke the previous school record of 28 versus Youngstown State back in 2010. Five players finished in double figures, including Amber Lindfors who posted 15 points and 11 rebounds.


Crusaders Welcome Farris, IU-Kokomo to Town Monday


A five-game homestand comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team Monday night when IU-Kokomo visits the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 7:00 pm tipoff. In just their second year of existence, the Cougars are coached by former Crusader Whitney Farris. The Kokomo native appeared in 109 games for the Brown and Gold from 2006-2010.


Defense, Rebounding Drive Valpo to Win over SIU-Edwardsville


One of Valpo's best defensive efforts of the calendar year resulted in a 69-56 win over visiting SIU-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Abby Dean, Dani Franklin, and Meredith Hamlet all scored in double figures while Amber Lindfors corralled ten rebounds.


Crusader Women Collide with Cougars Saturday at the ARC


With the final week of non-league play approaching, the Valpo women’s basketball team prepares to take on SIU-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. The 4:00 pm CT tilt is the back-end of an exciting basketball doubleheader at the Athletics-Recreation Center. A paid ticket to the men’s game versus Missouri State grants fans free admission to the women’s contest.


Valpo Cruises to 79-57 Victory over IU-Northwest


Five Crusaders finished in double figures as Valpo sailed to a 79-57 win over IU-Northwest Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Meredith Hamlet and Amber Lindfors amended their career highs in points while Hannah Schaub distributed nine assists.


Crusaders Host Locally-Stocked RedHawks Saturday


For the third straight Saturday, the Valpo women’s basketball team is in action. The Crusaders entertain the IU-Northwest RedHawks in what symbolizes head coach Tracey Dorow’s 100th game at Valparaiso. Nine of IU-Northwest’s 13 players hail from Northwest Indiana, including Portage’s Nicki Monahan who is averaging 19.2 points per game.


Akron Slides Past Crusaders Wednesday Night


The Valpo women's best whistle-to-whistle effort of the season went for naught Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Akron pulled away late for an 85-74 road win. Jasmyn Walker supplied 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.


Zips Dip into Town for Wednesday Night Affair


Valpo’s five-game homestand continues Wednesday night at the ARC as Akron comes to town for a mid-week tilt. The Crusaders have had six different players lead them in scoring through the first seven games.


Thompson Sparks Valpo Women to Win over Cardinal Stritch


A near perfect second half from redshirt junior Haylee Thompson lifted the Valpo women's basketball team to a 63-62 victory over nationally-ranked NAIA Division II foe Cardinal Stritch Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Thompson finished with a career-high 16 points in 16 minutes off the bench.


Crusader Women Launch Busy Week Monday vs. Cardinal Stritch


With an unforgiving schedule in its rear-view mirror, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center to open a five-game homestand Monday night. The Crusaders welcome Cardinal Stritch to town in the first of a busy, three-tilt week. The Wolves possess the No. 7 ranking in NAIA Division II and ride into town on a seven-game winning streak.


Louisville Downs Crusaders at KFC Yum! Center


A fast-paced Louisville squad flummoxed the Crusaders Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center in Kentucky. Junior Imani Scott-Thompson led Valpo with 12 points, but the Brown and Gold fell 75-42 in front of 8,274 fans.


Crusaders Set for Saturday Matchup at Louisville


It’s only the first week of December, but the Crusaders travel to Louisville for their final non-league road tilt of the season. The Cardinals, who were ranked as high as 8th in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, staggered out of the gate to the tune of a 1-4 start. However, Louisville restored order Thursday evening in East Lansing, Michigan with a win over the 19th-ranked Spartans.


Slow Start Haunts Valpo in 75-72 Loss to RedHawks


After trailing by as many 17 points, Valpo stormed back to make it a one-possession game in the waning moments of Wednesday night's tilt against Miami (Ohio). But all three of the Crusaders' game-tying attempts from downtown were off the mark. Jasmyn Walker smothered 11 rebounds to go with 11 points while Dani Franklin tossed in a game-high 18 points.


Peters, Donchetz Nominated for Allstate Good Works Teams


Junior Alec Peters and sophomore Georgi Donchetz are among 257 nominees from Division I basketball teams for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Team. This prestigious award highlights student-athletes who have displayed a dedication to community service.


Crusaders Turn the Calendar Wednesday vs. RedHawks


After spending the majority of its Thanksgiving break in picturesque Southern California, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to Northwest Indiana to face Miami (Ohio) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Wednesday evening’s tilt marks the first of five games over the next ten days for the Crusaders.


Crusaders Claw Back but Fall 77-63 to Northern Colorado


Freshman Hannah Schaub nailed five of her seven attempts from beyond the arc to lead Valpo in scoring with 15 points, but a 13-0 run to end the first quarter allowed Northern Colorado to hang on for a 77-63 win Saturday in San Diego. Jasmyn Walker produced her first double-double of the season thanks to her 13-point, 13-rebound afternoon.


Women's Basketball Signs Five to NLIs


Women's basketball announced today five student-athletes have all signed National Letters of Intent. Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview), Maya Meredith (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral), Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South), Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland), and Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill./Cissna Park) will join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2016-17 season.


Toreros Board Up in 76-60 Win over Valpo Women


Valpo enjoyed a balanced scoring attack in its opening game of the USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic, but San Diego parlayed a 49-24 rebounding margin into a 76-60 win over the Crusaders Friday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Brown and Gold return to the court Saturday afternoon at 4 pm CT/2 pm PT versus Northern Colorado.


Valpo Hits up West Coast for USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic


The Crusader women’s basketball team makes their first trip to the Golden State in six years this weekend. Valpo will square off against a pair of 2015 WNIT teams in San Diego and Northern Colorado at the USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic. The Toreros represent the third consecutive undefeated opponent to face the Brown and Gold.


Crusader Women Unable to Keep Up with Irish


Valpo's freshman class combined for 24 points, nine rebounds, and four steals, but freshman Marina Mabrey single-handedly led Notre Dame to a 110-54 victory Monday evening at the ARC. Mabrey posted 18 points, 12 steals, and 10 assists to notch the fifth triple-double in Irish history. The Crusaders resume play Friday evening in San Diego.


#3 Notre Dame Invades the ARC Monday


The highly-heralded Fighting Irish of Notre Dame visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Monday evening for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The Irish occupy the No. 3 spot on both the Associated Press and USA Today polls and early returns show they’re equipped to make a sixth consecutive Final Four appearance. Meanwhile, Monday represents the home debut for five Crusader newcomers.


Bulldogs Flip the Switch in Win over Valpo


Senior Jessi Wiedemann provided a jolt off the bench, but shooting woes and foul trouble plagued the Valpo women's basketball team in a 72-53 loss to Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Jasmyn Walker finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.


Youth on Display in Friday's WBB Opener at Butler


The curtain rises on the 2015-16 women’s basketball season Friday night in Indianapolis. Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is the site of the Crusaders' season opener. Five players are expected to make their Valpo debut versus a Butler team comprised of eight underclassmen.


Franklin Named Preseason Second Team All-League


The Horizon League released its preseason polls Wednesday. Sophomore Dani Franklin represents the sole underclassman on either Preseason All-League Team. Green Bay was predicted to finish first while UIC forward Ruvanna Campbell was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year.


Five Finish in Double Figures as Crusaders Prevail in Exhibition Opener


The Crusader women's basketball team shot 49.4% from the field as they rolled to a 94-78 victory in an exhibition contest versus Purdue Calumet. Jasmyn Walker posted 19 points and eight rebounds while freshmen Meredith Hamlet and Hannah Schaub pitched in 18 and 15 points, respectively.


New Season, New Opportunities for Women's Basketball


It's been just eight months since the Valpo women's basketball team last took the court at the Athletics-Recreation Center. A myriad of changes have swept through the program since that home finale versus Detroit on February 28th.


Women's Basketball Releases Complete 2015-16 Schedule


The Valpo women's basketball team released its full 2015-16 schedule Friday, two weeks after the Horizon League announced the league slate. The Crusaders will open at home on Nov. 23rd against the national championship runner-up Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The season opener at Butler (Nov. 13), a Thanksgiving invitational at San Diego (Nov. 27-28), and a Dec. 5th contest at the KFC Yum! Center against Louisville highlight the release.


Women's Basketball to Hold Open Tryouts Sept. 15th


The Valparaiso women's basketball program will be holding tryouts for the 2015-2016 season on Tuesday, Sept. 15, starting at 3 p.m. inside the Athletics-Recreation Center Arena. Individuals with questions may contact assistant coach Justin Rees at Justin.Rees@valpo.edu.


Horizon League Unveils Women's Basketball Schedule


A five-game homestand from Jan. 21st - Feb. 6th highlights the Valpo women's basketball league schedule per a release from the Horizon League Friday. Furthermore, the Brown and Gold will tango with Cleveland State at Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 27th at 11:00 am ET. The Crusaders open HL action on Wednesday, Dec. 30th at Northern Kentucky, the Horizon League's newest member institution.


Women's Basketball Welcomes Llorens to Staff


Valpo women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that Rebekah Llorens has joined the Crusader staff as director of basketball operations. Llorens is a 2015 graduate of Hope College, where she was a First Team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) selection.


Green Bay to Serve as Host of 2016 #HLWBB Championship


Green Bay has been elected to serve as host of the 2016 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship. The Kress Events Center, home of the Green Bay Phoenix, will accommodate the ten-team event beginning Thursday, March 10th.


Women's Basketball Adds Two More for 2015-16


Valpo head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced Tuesday that Amber Lindfors and Imani Scott-Thompson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play with the Crusaders. Lindfors and Scott-Thompson will join Meredith Hamlet, Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield as newcomers for the 2015-16 season.


Women's Basketball Announces Adjustment to Summer Camp


The Valparaiso University women's basketball program announced its 2015 summer camp dates Wednesday.


Strong Second Half Boosts Milwaukee Past Valpo


Trailing by three points at halftime, Milwaukee outscored the Crusaders 38-22 over the final twenty minutes in a 77-64 contest at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. Junior Lexi Miller was 5-for-6 from beyond the arc, guiding Valpo's offensive effort to the tune of 18 points.


Crusader Freshmen Honored as Horizon League Announces Postseason Awards


The Horizon League announced its postseason awards Monday afternoon, and a pair of Crusader freshmen cleaned up. Dani Franklin was named Freshman of the Year and Sixth Person of the Year in addition to a spot on the All-Freshmen Team. Classmate Jasmyn Walker joined Franklin on the All-Freshmen Team.


Crusaders Open Horizon League Championship Play Monday Night


The opening round of the 2015 Horizon League Championship gets underway Monday evening at the Klotsche Center. Valparaiso will make its third trip to the state of Wisconsin as the Panthers await the Crusaders in what will be the teams’ fifth meeting in the last 53 weeks. The 7:00 pm CT affair will feature three of the best freshmen the Horizon League have to offer: UWM’s Jenny Lindner and Valpo’s Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker.


Valpo Women Fall to YSU Saturday; Will Face Milwaukee Monday


Freshman Jasmyn Walker vaulted her way into the Valpo record books, but Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins prevailed Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center, 80-57. By virtue of Wright State's victory over the Panthers on Saturday, the Crusaders will travel to Milwaukee on Monday evening for the first round game of the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Crusaders Conclude Regular Season Saturday at Youngstown


The Crusaders round out the regular season Saturday afternoon in Youngstown, Ohio in a 1:05 pm CT jump ball. Valpo’s destination for the Horizon League Tournament play-in game Monday night has yet to be determined, but the Brown and Gold can do their part to surpass last season’s win total with a victory against the Penguins. Freshman Jasmyn Walker needs just three boards to crack Valpo's top-10 for total rebounds in a season.


Freshmen Shine, but Crusaders Fade in Oakland


The Valparaiso women's basketball team saw a two-point halftime lead evaporate in a 70-55 loss to Oakland at the Athletics Center O'Rena Thursday night in Rochester, Michigan. Freshman Jasmyn Walker squeezed a career-high 15 rebounds and classmate Dani Franklin regained her early-February form, posting 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting.


Crusader Women Visit Oakland Thursday Night


The Crusaders’ first stop on their final road trip of the 2014-15 regular season takes them to Rochester, Michigan to face the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Thursday evening. Oakland, who will be celebrating its Senior Day at the Athletics Center O’Rena, can help its chances of avoiding the play-in game of the 2015 Horizon League Tournament with a win.


Titans Spoil Senior Day with 76-57 Victory over Valpo


Senior Sharon Karungi and freshman Jasmyn Walker both posted double-doubles, but Detroit shot 50% from the field to score a 78-57 victory over Valpo on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Pair of Promotions on Tap for Women's Home Finale


The sun sets on another home slate for the Valparaiso women’s basketball team this Saturday afternoon when Detroit makes its annual trip to the ARC. The Crusaders will honor their three seniors (Jessica Carr, Sharon Karungi, Jessica Dill) prior to the 1:35 pm tipoff. Saturday will also serve as the team’s annual Father-Daughter Game. Each daughter in attendance with her father will receive a t-shirt and team-autographed poster.


Vikings Prevail 77-70 over Crusader Women


Five Crusaders finished in double figures Wednesday night, but seniors Imani Gordon and Cori Coleman boosted Cleveland State to a 77-70 victory over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Homestand Continues for Crusaders Wednesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin is expected to return for the Brown and Gold Wednesday night as Valparaiso welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the penultimate home game of the 2014-15 season. The Crusaders are looking to earn a split in the regular season series versus the Vikings, who emerged with a 69-62 victory over Valpo back on January 8th.


Penguins, Schlegel Hold on Loosely in Win over Valpo Women


Four Crusaders made their way into double figures, but Penguin forward Heidi Schlegel recorded 38 points for the second straight game Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Jasmyn Walker tallied her third consecutive double-double as the freshman finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.


Valpo Women Return Home for "Pink" Game vs. Penguins


Cancer survivors will be honored prior to tipoff of the Valpo women's 1:35 pm tilt versus Youngstown State on Saturday. The Crusaders can move to within one game of Milwaukee with a win over a Penguins' squad who opened this season with a 10-game winning streak.


Crusaders Go Cold in Green Bay


A 12-minute field goal drought by the Brown and Gold allowed Green Bay to run away with an 87-45 victory Thursday night at the Kress Events Center. Freshman Jasmyn Walker posted her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.


First-Place Phoenix Await Crusaders Thursday Night


Valparaiso travels to Green Bay to square off against the first-place Phoenix Thursday night before returning home for a three-game homestand. Reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Week Jasmyn Walker (9.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG) leads the Crusaders into the Kress Events Center where Valpo seeks its first win since March 1st, 1991.


Walker Collects Third HL Freshman of the Week Honor


Jasmyn Walker was rewarded for her outstanding performance versus Milwaukee last Thursday with her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award. Walker's 18 points and 13 rebounds rallied the Crusaders to a 69-56 victory over the visiting Panthers.


Walker Leads Crusaders to 69-56 Win over Milwaukee


Freshman Jasmyn Walker tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds to help power the Valparaiso women's basketball team past Milwaukee, 69-56, at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday night. The 56 points allowed were the fewest surrendered by the Crusaders since November 20th.


Valpo Women Open February Home Slate Thursday vs. Milwaukee


The Crusaders play their first of four home games in the month of February this Thursday evening at 7:05 pm. Led by senior Ashley Green (20.0 PPG, 7.8 RPG), Milwaukee is currently occupied in a four-team logjam for fourth place in the Horizon League.


Franklin Selected HL Freshman of the Week for Third Time


Back-to-back 20-point performances versus Detroit and Wright State have earned Dani Franklin her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award, as announced by the league office Monday. Franklin has averaged 16.0 points per game and shot 52.7% from the field in her last six contests.


Wright State Erupts to Erase Halftime Deficit Versus Valpo


Jessica Carr's half-court heave gave Valparaiso a 42-40 halftime lead over Wright State. However, the Raiders responded with a 26-3 run as part of a 55-point second half en route to a 95-66 win versus the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton.


Crusaders, Raiders to Conclude Season Series Saturday


Valparaiso wraps up its swing trip Saturday afternoon in search of a regular season series split with Wright State. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker starred for the Crusaders in last month’s meeting versus the Raiders, as they combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds.


Crusaders Put It All Together in Detroit


What began as an intriguing battle between two budding freshmen blossomed into a thorough team effort from the Crusaders Thursday night. Valpo manufactured a 74-68 victory over the Titans in Motor City thanks in part to three players finishing in double figures.


Rising Stars on Display in Detroit Thursday Night


Horizon League play continues for the Valparaiso women's basketball team Thursday night at Calihan Hall. Three-time HL Freshman of the Week Darianne Seward and the Titans welcome Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker, both two-time recipients of the award, in a 6:00 pm CT tilt.


Despite Strong Second Half, Crusaders Fall to Phoenix


The Valparaiso women's basketball team outscored the visiting Green Bay Phoenix 35-29 in the second half, but it wasn't enough as the defending Horizon League regular season champions advanced to 6-0 in league play with a 67-52 victory Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Return Home to Host Green Bay


Valparaiso plays host to perennial powerhouse Green Bay on Thursday evening at the ARC. The Phoenix are five wins away from their 16th straight campaign of 20 wins or more. Meanwhile, the Crusaders are in search of their fourth win at home this season.


First-Half Scoring Drought Costs Crusaders in Chicago


For the second year in a row, the UIC Pavilion rims were unkind to the Brown and Gold as the visitors weathered a dry spell of nearly eleven minutes in the first half of a 60-42 loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.


UIC Awaits Valpo Women Tuesday Evening


Valparaiso will make the short trip over to the Windy City Tuesday night for a Horizon League contest versus UIC. The two teams will close out the regular season series after meeting just 17 days prior at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are coming off road losses to Milwaukee in their last games.


Milwaukee Outlasts Crusaders, 90-79


Lexi Miller posted a career-high 21 points while Jessica Carr recorded a career-best eleven assists, but Milwaukee claimed a 90-79 shootout at the Klotsche Center on Wednesday evening behind Ashley Green's 31 points.


Tracey Dorow Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With Horizon League play underway for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, head coach Tracey Dorow joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the contributions she's received from a pair of freshmen, and what the Crusaders can expect in the week to come.


Valpo Travels to Milwaukee for Wednesday Night Tilt


After playing five of its last six games inside the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso hits the road for a Wednesday night showdown with Milwaukee. Senior Jessica Carr needs just five three-pointers to reach 100 for her career.


Walker Earns Second HL Player of the Week Award


Jasmyn Walker earned her second career Freshman of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in two league tilts.


Crusader Women Fall to Raiders at Home


The Wright State women's basketball team closed the first half on a 13-2 run as the Raiders claimed an 80-62 win over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker combined for 33 points while the latter recorded her second double-double in four games.


Valpo Set to Entertain Wright State on Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand Saturday afternoon versus Wright State at 1:35 pm. Player of the Year candidate Tay’ler Mingo (22.7 PPG, 5.0 APG, 3.7 SPG) will lead the charge for the Raiders while Jasmyn Walker seeks to continue her excellence in Horizon League play (15.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG).


Perimeter Shooting Betrays Valpo in 71-54 Loss to Oakland


Valparaiso entered Thursday evening's game owners of the Horizon League's best three-point field percentage, but a 1-for-15 night from beyond the arc hamstrung the Crusaders in a 71-54 loss to Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Aim to Get Back on Track Thursday vs. Oakland


Valparaiso continues one of its longest home stretches of the season Thursday when Oakland visits the ARC for a 7:05 pm tipoff. The Golden Grizzlies made quick work of the visiting Milwaukee Panthers in their league opener last Saturday. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold are in pursuit of their first Horizon League victory of the 2014-15 season.


Campbell Leads Flames to Win over Valpo Women


Sparked by Ruvanna Campbell's 30 points and 19 rebounds, UIC seized an 86-56 victory over the Crusaders Saturday afternoon. Valpo freshman Jasmyn Walker paced the Brown and Gold with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. It was the freshman's fourth consecutive double-figure tilt.


Long-Standing Rivalry Continues Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso hosts its first Horizon League contest of the 2014-15 slate when HL Player of the Year candidate Ruvanna Campbell (16.9 PPG, 12.9 RPG) and the UIC Flames visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders and Flames will be meeting for the 42nd time in the history of the series, with the Brown and Gold holding a 21-20 advantage.


Vikings Launch Second Half Comeback to Overcome Crusaders


Freshman Jasmyn Walker collected her first double-double Thursday, but Valparaiso fell to Cleveland State 69-62 at the Wolstein Center. The Crusaders return to action Saturday afternoon at 1:35 pm when the UIC Flames visit the ARC.


Horizon League Action Begins Thursday in Cleveland


Valparaiso aims to duplicate its regular season start when Horizon League play opens Thursday evening in Cleveland. Tomorrow evening's meeting represents the third of five trips to the state of Ohio for Valpo in 2014-15.


Peters, Franklin Named Athletes of the Month


Alec Peters (men's basketball) and Dani Franklin (women's basketball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for December.


Jasmyn Walker Crowned HL Freshman of the Week


The Horizon League announced Jasmyn Walker as its Freshman of the Week Monday. The honor is the forward's first in a Crusader uniform. In two games last week, Walker averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game.


Stetson Seals Victory over Crusaders with Second Half Run


Haylee Thompson nailed down her second straight double-double, and Jasmyn Walker put together one of her strongest games in a Crusader uniform, but a pair of bookend runs by Stetson lifted the Hatters to a 73-62 win Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valparaiso begins Horizon League play Thursday afternoon in Cleveland.


Valpo Women Set for Final Tune-Up Before Horizon League Play


The Crusaders will host Stetson on Saturday afternoon in a 1:35 pm CT tipoff in their final non-conference test of the 2014-15 season. The Brown and Gold have concluded non-league play with wins in six of their last eight seasons.


Crusaders Snap Skid in Shootout with Purdue-Calumet


Three Crusaders notched double-doubles, freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker extended their career highs in points, and Valparaiso recorded its tenth-highest offensive output in a single game in a 109-81 win over Purdue-Calumet Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Aim to Return to Winning Ways Tuesday Evening


The sun may be setting on 2014, but the Crusaders have one more date circled on this year’s calendar as they welcome Purdue-Calumet to the ARC on Tuesday night at 7:05 pm. The Peregrines are flying high in part because their high-octane offense ranks 3rd in scoring in NAIA Division II.


Career Days Don't Cut It for Crusader Women


Anne Hamilton (Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) had the half of her life, Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) finished with career highs in points and rebounds, but it wasn't enough as SIU-Edwardsville turned a four-point halftime deficit into a 77-65 victory at the Vadalabene Center on Saturday afternoon.


Crusaders and Cougars Tangle Saturday in Edwardsville


Valparaiso heads south for its penultimate game of the 2014 calendar year. A win Saturday would represent the Brown and Gold’s first in the state of Illinois since January 22nd, 2011, when they handed Loyola (Chicago) a 65-58 defeat in the Windy City.


Franklin Collects Second HL Freshman of the Week Award


The Horizon League named Dani Franklin as its Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native netted 18 points and six rebounds in both games this past week.


Valpo Women Fall to Illinois at Home


Saturday's tilt at the ARC had a handful of familiar ingredients: freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led the Crusaders in scoring, and their opponent opened the contest with a double-digit run en route to a school record for three-pointers in a game.


Crusader Women Face Big Ten Foe Illinois Saturday


The Crusaders play their final home game before Christmas this weekend as Illinois stops by the ARC for a Saturday matinee. Valpo aims to jump back over the .500 mark at home versus its second Big Ten opponent in a month.


Strong Start Lifts South Dakota to 81-62 Victory over Valpo


Freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led all scorers with 18 points, but the Crusaders dropped an 81-62 contest Tuesday night in a game that may be best remembered for its DakotaDome-record 11 jump balls.


Coyotes Await Crusaders in South Dakota for Tuesday Tilt


Valparaiso travels to Vermillion, South Dakota for the first time ever Tuesday. The Coyotes, who represented the Summit League in the NCAA Tournament last season, are in the midst of a five-game homestand. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold enter Tuesday’s matchup attempting to snap a four-game losing streak.


Crusader Women Sign Four to NLI


Head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced the signings of Meredith Hamlet (sister of Annemarie), Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield on Monday. All four will begin their Crusader careers as freshmen in 2015-16.


Golden Hurricane Make it Rain from Deep; Down Crusaders at ARC


Jessica Carr recorded a career-high eight assists, but Tulsa raised the nylon on a school-record 15 threes in an 87-63 defeat of the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo had four players finish in double figures including Jasmyn Walker, who contributed 16 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Basketball Looks to Rebound Saturday Against Tulsa


An action-packed Saturday is on tap at the Athletics-Recreation Center as women's basketball kicks off a day-night doubleheader at 1:35 pm versus Tulsa. The Crusaders and Golden Hurricane enter this weekend's tilt with identical 3-4 records.


Crusader Women Fall Flat in Second Half, Lose 82-59 to RedHawks


Miami of Ohio turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 23-point victory Wednesday afternoon at Millett Hall in Oxford. RedHawk forward Hannah McCue nailed seven three-pointers as she scored a career-high 26 points and secured 15 rebounds. Jessi Wiedemann led Valpo in scoring with nine points.


Old Rivals Square Off on New Stage


Valparaiso head coach Tracey Dorow and Miami (OH) head coach Cleve Wright went toe-to-toe seven times when their former teams were members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Dorow led Ferris State to a 6-1 record over the Wright-led Gannon Golden Knights from 2002-08. On Wednesday afternoon, the two reconvene in Oxford, Ohio for a non-conference tilt.


Crusaders Assemble Valiant Effort Versus #12 Louisville


The Crusader women's basketball team ditched its polite defense Sunday en route to accumulating a season-best six steals, but #12 Louisville owned a 54-34 advantage in the paint as the Cardinals picked up an 86-59 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


12th-Ranked Louisville Swoops Into ARC Sunday


Valparaiso hosts a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly three years Sunday when the 12th-ranked Louisville Cardinals fly into town for a matinee. Louisville is coming off a 2013-14 campaign that yielded a 33-win season highlighted by an Elite Eight appearance.


Crusader Women Suffer Road Defeat to Zips


Akron exploded for a 59-point second half en route to a 100-65 victory over Valparaiso Tuesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Freshman Dani Franklin put up 16 points and eight rebounds, while Annemarie Hamlet reached double figures for the second time in her young Crusader career.


Valpo Takes Its Talents to Akron Tuesday Night


The Crusader women will make their first of five trips to the state of Ohio this season when they tip-off versus the Akron Zips on Tuesday evening. The Zips represented the Mid-American Conference in last season's NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Valpo aims to do something it hasn't done in 40 seasons.


Franklin Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week


Four days after recording her first career double-double at Northern Illinois, freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors, as announced by the league office Monday.


Crusaders Dial It Up From Deep to Defeat Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso shot over 50% from the field in both halves of its 79-61 victory over Tennessee Tech at the ARC. Jessica Carr dropped in 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range and Abby Dean registered 15 points. The Brown and Gold are off to their first 3-1 start since the 2008-09 season.


Crusaders Aim to Continue Winning Ways Saturday vs. Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso takes to the court for the third time in five days as its welcomes Tennessee Tech to the ARC for a Saturday night tilt. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles met last November for the first time in history, with TTU prevailing 84-78. Valpo is currently in a stretch where it plays one home game a week for five weeks.


Franklin's First Career Double-Double Leads Crusaders Past NIU


Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) supplied the scoring, Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) provided the rebounding, and Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) did both as Valparaiso collected its first road win of the season with a 65-50 defeat of Northern Illinois Thursday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.


Crusader Women Wrap Up Road Trip at NIU Thursday Evening


Valpo faces its first out-of-state opponent Thursday as Northern Illinois plays host to the Crusaders. The Huskies own a 17-2 advantage in the all-time series, but the Brown and Gold won the most recent affair, 54-49, last January in Valparaiso.


Valpo Falls to Indiana Tuesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin was 3-for-5 beyond the arc as her 11 points paced the Crusaders inside Assembly Hall Tuesday night. But Indiana's Tyra Buss and Larryn Brooks combined for 36 points and ten steals in a 81-49 Hoosier victory.


Crusaders Begin Road Play Inside Iconic Assembly Hall


Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time Tuesday night when it squares off against Indiana. The Hoosiers waxed Gardner-Webb, 115-54, in their season opener Saturday. Tuesday represents the Crusaders’ first trip to Bloomington since Nov. 15th, 2006.


Crusader Women Open Season with a Bang


Crusaders match their highest offensive output in a season opener since 1992 in a 91-57 victory over Butler on Friday evening. Five players finished in double figures including junior Abby Dean, who dropped in 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting.


Familiar Foe Visits ARC in Season Opener


Head coach Tracey Dorow is in search of her 250th career win as the Crusaders begin the 2014-15 regular season versus longtime rival Butler. In addition to a new coaching staff, the Bulldogs welcome six new players from a squad that went 10-8 in Big East play a season ago.


Crusaders Pegged 8th in Horizon League Preseason Poll


A poll of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and various media members predicts an 8th place finish for the Valparaiso women's basketball team in the Horizon League.


Crusader Women Drop Exhibition to UW-Parkside


The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opened up the 2014-15 campaign on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, dropping a 69-52 decision to UW-Parkside in exhibition action. Freshman Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting.


What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Basketball


The Crusaders hit the hardwood in just over 24 hours when they welcome UW-Parkside to the ARC for an exhibition contest. Today, we delve into this season's team, schedule, and how the rest of the Horizon League projects.


Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge Set for October 16


The ValparaiZone and Valpo Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are excited to announce the Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge for students. This event, which will take place Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the ARC, is sure to generate excitement around the upcoming basketball season.


Crusaders Release 2014-15 Schedule


Head coach Tracey Dorow announced the 2014-15 women's basketball schedule Thursday, a slate that includes a home tilt versus the Louisville Cardinals in late November. The Crusaders open the regular season at the ARC on Friday, Nov. 14th versus the Butler Bulldogs. Horizon League play tips off Jan. 8th when Valpo travels to Cleveland State.


Horton Signs Professional Contract with TG Neuss in Germany


Former Crusader Liz Horton, who graduated this past May, signed a contract last week to play professionally with Turngemeinde (TG) Neuss. TG Neuss is a Division II club, the second-highest of seven levels in Germany.


Good as Gold: Cisneros Reflects on Valpo, Paralympic Career

Nearly two decades ago, Patty Cisneros lost the use of her legs in an automobile accident. What she went on to accomplish can be described only as awe-inspiring. The Valpo Athletics Hall of Famer, graduate, two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, newlywed, and proud mother shared her story this past week.


Dorow Announces Addition of Rees to Coaching Staff

Head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced the hiring of Justin Rees to the Valparaiso University women’s program Monday. Rees arrives in Valpo after serving as head coach of the Missouri Valley College Lady Vikings during the 2013-2014 campaign.


Born to Run: One Year After the Boston Marathon

Valparaiso assistant women's basketball coach Katie Loosvelt was among the participants in the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon. On the anniversary of its running, she talked about the surreal experience - and how a late jolt of determination may have literally saved her life.


Women's Basketball to Host Trio of Summer Camps

Valparaiso women's basketball will hold a pair of individual camps: one from June 16th-19th, the other June 19th-20th before hosting a team camp on June 27th at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Prizes and awards will be given out daily and each camper will receive a free t-shirt. Register today to reserve your spot!


Crusaders Exit HL Tournament with Defeat to Green Bay

A career night from Jessica Carr was not enough for the Crusaders as they bowed out of the Horizon League Tournament following a 72-55 loss to Green Bay Wednesday night at the Kress Events Center.


Crusaders Face Top-Seeded Phoenix Wednesday Night in Green Bay

For the third straight season, the Horizon League Conference Tournament takes Valpo to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a postseason tilt with the Phoenix. The Crusaders have their work cut out from them as the Phoenix have lost just once in 19 HL Tournament quarterfinal games.


Horton Compels Crusaders to 76-69 Win over Detroit

Senior recorded a career-high 25 points as her 9-of-16 shooting staved off a second-half, Senee Shearer-led comeback attempt. Crusaders advance to the quarterfinal round of the HL Tournament where they'll meet the #1-seeded Green Bay Phoenix (20-8, 13-3) Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Crusaders and Titans Open HL Tournament with Showdown in Motor City

Valparaiso heads to Detroit for the second time in twelve days to open the Horizon League Conference Tournament. The winner will advance to face the defending champion Green Bay Phoenix in Wisconsin Wednesday night.


Crusaders Drop Record-Setting Regular Season Finale to Raiders

Sharon Karungi's 90% (9-for-10 FG) shooting percentage was just one of a handful of offensive watermarks met or set in Valpo's 101-80 loss to Wright State Saturday in Dayton. As a team, the Crusaders shot 59.6%, the seventh-highest percentage in program history.


Crusaders Close Out Regular Season Saturday at Wright State

Valparaiso wraps up the regular season slate with a Saturday matinee against the Raiders in Dayton. A win and a Detroit loss Saturday would mean Valpo hosts the Titans Monday night at the ARC. For the Crusaders to hold up their end of the bargain, they'll have to win inside the Nutter Center for the first time since January 27th, 1994.


Richardson, Karungi Combine for 47 Points in 94-80 Win over Milwaukee

Charae Richardson dropped in a career-high 24 points in what was potentially her final game at the ARC Wednesday night in Valpo's 94-80 shootout win over Milwaukee. Karungi added 23 of her own on 11-of-14 shooting from the floor.


Valpo Women Welcome Milwaukee Wednesday Night in Home Finale

Valparaiso plays its final home game of the season Wednesday evening when the Milwaukee Panthers come to town for a 7:05 pm tip. The Crusaders are currently a game back of Detroit and two behind Milwaukee in the standings. Paul Oren and Renee Turpa will have the call on WVUR 95.1 FM.


Crusaders Take Green Bay to the Brink, Fall 53-49

Valpo held a lead against the Phoenix as late as the 3:00 mark of the second half, but Green Bay closed with six of the game's final eight points in a nailbiter at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Sharon Karungi tallied her third straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.


Crusader Women Entertain Green Bay on Senior Day

Valparaiso will open the month of March with Green Bay in a 7:05 pm tipoff on Saturday. Elizabeth Hamlet, Charae Richardson, and Liz Horton will each be recognized before the game in a special Senior Day ceremony.


Crusaders Let One Slip Away in Detroit

Valpo extended its first-half lead to as many as 17 points before the Titans stormed back to tie the game with a minute and a half to play. Tayelor McCalister's jumper with four seconds remaining was the game-winner for Detroit in an 81-79 contest. Jessica Carr set a career high in points (21) for the second straight game.


Crusader Women Carry Momentum into Wednesday's Showdown with Detroit

Fresh off an 84-70 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Saturday, Valpo takes aim at Detroit Wednesday night inside Calihan Hall. The Crusaders won an 85-44 affair a month ago versus the Titans in Valparaiso.


College Sports Madness Tabs Karungi as HL Women's Player of the Week

Karungi turned in a dominant 22-point, 16-rebound game Saturday in Valpo's 84-70 win over Oakland. On Monday, College Sports Madness named the junior as the Horizon League Women's Basketball Player of the Week.


Karungi's Monster Game Leads Valpo over Oakland

Junior scored 22, pulled down 16 boards in Crusaders' 84-70 victory over the Golden Grizzlies. Jessica Carr tossed in a career-high 16 points while Charae Richardson and Jessi Wiedemann each contributed 17.


Play 4 Kay Game on Tap for Crusaders Saturday vs. Oakland

In addition to Saturday serving as the Father-Daughter Game, cancer survivors will be honored prior to tipoff of the 7:05 pm tilt versus Oakland. Sharon Karungi has finished in double figures in three straight games for the Crusaders as Valpo aims for its first win over the Golden Grizzlies since 2006.


Penguins Shoot Past Valpo in Youngstown

Charae Richardson had her best offensive output since Dec. 1st, but Youngstown State drained a season-high 13 three-pointers in an 84-56 win over the Crusaders at Beeghly Center in Ohio.


Crusaders March on to Face Penguins Saturday Afternoon

Valpo’s trip through northeast Ohio comes to a close with a Saturday matinee versus the Penguins of Youngstown State. The Crusaders aim for their first win inside the Beeghly Center since January 14th, 2010. The Penguins have dropped three in a row since opening the Horizon League portion of the schedule 6-0.


Karungi Pours in 25, but 17 CSU Triples Trip Up Valpo

Karungi befuddled the Viking defense en route to a career night, but Cleveland State knocked down 17 three-pointers in a 82-74 win over Valpo at the Wolstein Center in Ohio.


Crusader Women Travel to Cleveland Thursday to Avenge Vikings

Valpo and Cleveland State clash Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm CT at the Wolstein Center. The Crusaders, who are 9-3 all-time versus the Vikings away from the ARC, seek to split the season series after dropping a 76-66 contest to the Vikes Jan. 27th in Valpo.


Stellar Shooting Can't Push Valpo Past UIC

Valpo shot 28-for-56 (50%) from the floor Monday night versus UIC, but the Flames accumulated 24 second-chance points in an 82-73 defeat of the Crusaders at the ARC.


Crusader Women Resume HL Play Monday Night vs. UIC

Valpo and UIC met just 20 days ago in Chicago when the Flames overcame a halftime deficit to claim a 69-51 win over the Brown and Gold. The Crusaders seek to improve upon their 13-5 record versus the Flames at the ARC Monday night at a 7:05 pm jump ball.


YSU Game Chosen for Regional Broadcast; Hall of Fame Schedule Revised

The Valparaiso men's basketball home game against Youngstown State on Saturday, February 22 has been selected as the wildcard broadcast for Horizon League Network Regional TV, moving the game time to 3 p.m. Due to the game time change, the women's basketball home game that day against Oakland will now be a 7:05 p.m. tip.


Dry Spell Erases Valpo's Halftime Lead in Green Bay

Valpo led Green Bay 26-24 at the break, but the Crusaders were held scoreless until the 11:19 mark of the second half as Phoenix pulled away in a 70-42 win over the Brown and Gold.


Crusaders Enter Hostile Territory Monday in Green Bay

Valpo squares off against the defending Horizon League champion Green Bay Phoenix Monday evening at 7 pm. The Phoenix have claimed the last 15 HL regular season titles.


Panthers Take High-Scoring Affair over Valpo

Horton, Richardson, Wiedemann, Dean, and Carr all finish in double figures, but Milwaukee's Avyanna Young posts an HL-high 36 points in an 85-80 defeat of Valpo at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee.


Milwaukee Awaits Valpo Saturday on Front End of Wisconsin Trip

The Crusaders invade Wisconsin this weekend as they visit Milwaukee (6-13, 2-4 HL) Saturday afternoon. The Brown and Gold will be faced with the task of containing one of the best all-around players in the league in Angela Rodriguez (17.5 PPG, 6.1 APG).


Vikings Launch Three-Ball Attack in 76-66 Win over Valpo

Jessi Wiedemann scored a career-high 21 points, but the Crusaders allowed a season-most 15 treys as Cleveland State clinched its third conference road win of the season.


Vikings Visit ARC Monday Night

Last season, Valpo captured a signature win over Cleveland State in overtime. The Crusaders seek to improve upon their 14-10 record against the Vikings in a 7:05 pm tipoff.


Crusaders Strike Gold Against Detroit, Claim 85-44 Victory

Valpo dominates Detroit for its first home win of 2013-14; Abby Dean pours in a career-high 20 points and six steals as Crusaders shoot 51.7 percent in their most lopsided victory in nearly three years.


Valpo Women Host Detroit on Thursday

The Crusaders will look to shake off the shooting slump that plagued them in the final nine minutes of their contest against UIC when they welcome Detroit to town Thursday evening for a 7:05 pm tip.


Crusaders Can't Finish in Chicago

Jessi Wiedemann's jumper at the 9:08 mark of the second half was the last field goal the Crusaders made in a 69-51 loss to UIC Tuesday night. Eleven of the Flames' final 13 points came from the foul line as they closed the contest on a 19-1 run.


Crusaders Aim for Third Straight Win over UIC Tuesday Night in Chicago

Valpo and UIC tipoff for the 40th time in school history Tuesday night in Chicago. The Crusaders ended UIC's season with a 67-57 opening round win in the Horizon League Conference Tournament last March. Meanwhile, the Flames seek their fourth consecutive victory over the Brown and Gold at the UIC Pavilion.


Valpo Drops League Tilt to Wright State

Kim Demmings, the Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year, registered 31 points as Wright State held on for a 79-65 win over Valpo at the ARC Saturday afternoon. Sharon Karungi shot 8-of-10 from the floor en route to a 19-point game.


Crusaders and Raiders Clash Saturday at the ARC

Kim Demmings, the Horizon League's Preseason Player of the Year, visits the ARC this weekend as Wright State takes on Valpo Saturday at 4 pm. The two teams went to overtime in last season's tilt in Valparaiso.


Oakland's Deep Attack Sinks Valpo

Elizabeth Hamlet tossed in a dozen points in her return to Oakland, but 12 first-half treys by the Golden Grizzlies helped the home team to an 88-55 win over Valpo Wednesday night.


Crusaders Head to Michigan for First Horizon League Road Game

Valpo and Oakland met four straight times in the Mid-Con Conference Tournament from 2000-2003. The two teams square off this time as Horizon League enemies in the first meeting in over 2,500 days at the O'Rena in Rochester, Michigan on Wednesday night.


Valpo Women Fall 62-49 in Horizon League Opener

Sharon Karungi led all scorers with 21 points, but a scoring drought spanning nearly nine minutes cost the Brown and Gold as Youngstown State defeated Valpo Thursday night at the ARC.


Crusaders Welcome Youngstown State to Kick Off Horizon League Play

Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins (4-9) come to town Thursday evening in the HL opener. Schlegel is currently third in the league in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game. Valpo is aiming for its first victory at the ARC this season.


Horton's Hot Hand Comes Too Late for Crusaders in Tulsa

Liz Horton was 5-for-5 from downtown in the second half, but the Golden Hurricane scored 51 points after the break as they handed Valpo a 84-70 loss Saturday in Tulsa.


Final Non-Conference Test Awaits Valpo in Tulsa

Valpo has been winners of three of its last non-conference finales. The Crusaders will put that streak on the line Saturday against the Golden Hurricane. The meeting is the first ever between the two teams.


Coyotes Outlast Crusaders, 81-70

Both teams shot 50% or better in the opening half, but South Dakota knocked down 16 of 26 shot attempts in the final twenty minutes en route to an 11-point win at the ARC. Carr, Richardson, Dean, Wiedemann all finished in double digits for Valpo.


Crusader Women Look to Rebound as South Dakota Makes First Visit to Valpo

The first ever meeting between Valpo and South Dakota will be the last event inside the ARC in 2013 when the Crusaders take on the Coyotes Tuesday afternoon at 1:35 pm CT. The Brown and Gold are in search of their first home win of the season.


Broncos Run Past Crusaders in Carr's Debut

Western Michigan used a 21-2 run to open the second half as the Broncos defeated Valpo 72-50 at the ARC Sunday afternoon. Junior point guard Jessica Carr made her first appearance since a September automobile accident.


Crusader Women Back in Action Sunday vs. Western Michigan

The Crusaders will end a 16-day break Sunday afternoon when the Broncos visit the ARC for a 1:35 pm tip. Valpo aims for revenge after dropping a 70-69 heartbreaker last December in Kalamazoo.


Strong Second Half Not Enough for Crusaders

Valpo outshot Butler in the latter 20 minutes, but an 18-point halftime deficit was too much for the Brown and Gold to overcome as the Bulldogs claimed a 65-50 victory Friday night at the ARC.


Valpo Women Open Homestand on Friday with Butler

After spending the majority of the first month of the season away from the ARC, Crusaders will play their next three games at home. The Brown and Gold aim for their third consecutive win as they host the Butler Bulldogs at a 7:05 pm tipoff.


Peters, Karungi Named November Athletes of the Month

Valparaiso men's basketball freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) and women's basketball junior Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/ [Northern Oklahoma College]) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of November.


Karungi Scores Horizon League Player of the Week Honors

Junior recorded double-doubles in both Valpo wins this past weekend at the Toledo Invite. Karungi is currently averaging 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.


Crusaders Have a Blast in Toledo; Down Rockets on Last Second Putback

A Sharon Karungi putback in the lane with three seconds to go boosted Valpo to a 63-61 victory over Toledo. Karungi was named Toledo Invite MVP; Jessi Wiedemann voted to All-Tournament Team.


Balanced Attack Vaults Valpo over Chicago State

All nine Crusaders scored in a 74-50 victory over the Cougars Friday. Karungi, Wiedemann, Horton and Dean all finished in double digits as the Brown and Gold registered their first win of 2013-14.


Crusaders to Face Foes Old and New at Toledo Invite this Weekend

Women's basketball will battle Chicago State for the 41st time in Toledo on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders have played the Cougars more than any other team in program history. 24 hours later, Valpo will face the host Rockets for the first time ever.


Valpo Women Drop Heartbreaker in Miami

Charae Richardson scored a career-high 23 points Sunday, but a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation gave Montana State new life in overtime. The Bobcats eventually prevailed 96-85. Lexi Miller was named to the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Basketball Wraps Up Road Trip Sunday vs. Montana State

Crusaders and Bobcats will tipoff Sunday at 1 pm ET/noon CT in the consolation final of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic in Miami.


Valpo Drops First Game of FIU Thanksgiving Classic

Sharon Karungi tossed in 17 points and gathered 14 rebounds Friday evening, but Florida International defeated the Crusaders 65-47 in the opening game of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic.


Crusaders Prepare for FIU Thanksgiving Classic in Miami

Valpo and Florida International meet for the first time in nearly 20 years Friday in Miami. FIU guard Jerica Coley is ranked 9th in the nation in scoring with 25.5 PPG. The Crusaders seek to contain her and claim their first victory at the U.S. Century Bank Arena at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT.


Golden Eagles Snag Win from Crusaders

Valpo led Tennessee Tech 78-74 with two minutes to play, but a game-closing 10-0 run by the Golden Eagles proved decisive Sunday in Cookeville. Lexi Miller, Abby Dean, and Jessi Wiedemann all recorded career-highs in points in an 84-78 defeat.


Crusaders Make Stop in Tennessee Sunday Before FIU Tournament

Valparaiso and Tennessee Tech meet for the first time on the basketball court Sunday at 2 p.m. CT in Cookeville. At 1-2, all three of the Golden Eagles' games have been decided by 45 points or more.


Jaguar Bench Powers IUPUI Past Valpo

IUPUI received 56 points from its bench as the Jaguars defeated the Brown and Gold 84-51 to spoil Valpo's home opener.


Crusaders Set for Home Opener vs. IUPUI Thursday

Women's basketball holds its home opener Thursday night as IUPUI comes to town. A home game versus the Jaguars could be just what the doctor ordered as the Crusaders are 13-1 all-time at the ARC versus their instate foes.


Women's Basketball Signs Four Recruits

Georgi Donchetz, Danielle Franklin, Anne Hamilton, and Jasmyn Walker all signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play at Valparaiso beginning in 2014-15.


Crusaders Unable to Contain #6 Notre Dame

Liz Horton led the Crusaders in scoring with 11 points, but Notre Dame shot 41-of-76 from the floor en route to a 96-46 win over the Brown and Gold at Purcell Pavilion Saturday.


Valpo to Face Tough Test as #6 Notre Dame Hosts Crusaders at Purcell Pavilion

The Crusaders look for their first win of the 2013-14 season at #6 Notre Dame. Valpo is also in search of its first ever victory over the Fighting Irish, who will induct Skylar Diggins into their Ring of Honor prior to the game.


Karungi Nets Double-Double, but Illini Top Crusaders 87-59

A victim of foul trouble Sunday, junior responds Tuesday with 15 points, 12 boards against Illinois. Fighting Illini's press coaxed 27 Crusader turnovers in the loss at State Farm Center.


Crusader Women Face Illinois Tuesday Night in Champaign

Valparaiso continues a three-game road swing to open the 2013-14 season Tuesday evening as the Crusaders take on Illinois at State Farm Center at a 7:00 p.m. tip.


Short-handed Crusaders Drop Season Opener to SLU

Lexi Miller and Charae Richardson both scored 15 points Sunday, but early foul trouble limited the pair in addition to Karungi. Billikens beat Valpo 74-51 at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.


Women's Basketball Ready to Go for Season Opener on Sunday

The Valpo women's team will begin its season on the banks of the Mississippi as the Crusaders draw the St. Louis Billikens Sunday afternoon at 1 pm from the Chaifetz Arena.


Crusaders Roll Past Saint Joseph's in Exhibition Opener

Sharon Karungi recorded a double-double in her Valpo debut; four Crusaders finished in double digits as the Brown and Gold boast an 89-62 victory Tuesday night in the exhibition opener at the ARC.


What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Basketball

The Crusaders tip-off Tuesday evening in their first - and only - exhibition game of 2013-14. In her second year at the helm, Tracey Dorow will guide the Brown and Gold against Saint Joseph's (7:05 pm) at the ARC. Read about this year's Crusaders and what to expect from them.


Crusaders Picked 9th in Horizon League Preseason Poll

A poll of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and various media members has the Valparaiso women's basketball team finishing in ninth-place in the Horizon League. The Crusaders ended last season in a four-way tie for sixth.


Preseason Activities Preview Basketball Season

The Valparaiso men's and women's basketball programs provided season ticket holders and students a sneak peek into what to expect from their teams in the upcoming season at a pair of events held over the past week at the ARC.


Women's 2013-2014 Basketball Schedule Unveiled

Valparaiso women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced her team's schedule for the upcoming season Thursday morning. Road tilts at St. Louis, Illinois, and Notre Dame await Crusaders before home opener versus IUPUI on Nov. 21st.


Westendorp Promoted; Mesalam Joins Crusader Women's Program

Valparaiso women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that Kurt Westendorp has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, while Paige Mesalam has joined the Crusader staff as director of basketball operations.


Women's Basketball Announces Addition of Four Newcomers

Valparaiso women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that sisters Elizabeth Hamlet and Annemarie Hamlet, as well as Haylee Thompson, have transferred into the Crusader basketball program. Elizabeth Hamlet will be a fifth-year senior in 2013-14 with immediate eligibility, while Annemarie Hamlet and Thompson will both have to sit out the 2013-14 season and will each have three years of eligibility remaining. In addition, Faith Miller has joined the Crusader program as an incoming freshman for the 2013-14 campaign.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2013 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Nine Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Recognition

Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.


Women’s hoops inks Karungi to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Sharon Karungi to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders.


Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 27

Fans of the Valparaiso women's basketball program are invited to join the Crusaders at their annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 27 at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, as the team celebrates its 2013 senior class and unveils its team awards.


Women’s Basketball Announces Roster Changes

Valparaiso women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) will not be returning to the Valpo program next season.


Valpo women drop HL Quarterfinal to #20/20 Green Bay

Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 12th double-double of the season, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team made top-seeded #20/20 Green Bay work hard to earn its 80-59 win in the Horizon League Quarterfinals at the Kress Events Center on Wednesday evening.


Valpo women face #20/20 Green Bay in HL Tourney quarterfinals

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues postseason play on Wednesday when the Crusaders visit Green Bay to take on the top-seeded Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament on Wednesday evening.


Crusader women beat UIC in HL First Round

Backed by a double-double from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), a career-high from sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) and a 12-point, six rebound performance from senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville), Valparaiso led for the final 30-plus minutes and beat UIC 67-57 in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot named All-Horizon League Second Team

Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Second Team All-Horizon League honors on Monday afternoon.


Valparaiso hosts UIC in first round of HL Tournament

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens postseason play on Monday when the Crusaders welcome UIC to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. for the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.


Valparaiso upends Detroit to get Senior Day win

Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored a game-high 20 points and senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) tied a career-best with 11 rebounds, and Valparaiso outscored Detroit by 23 in the second half to get a 73-53 victory on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team finishes up the regular season schedule when the Crusaders host Detroit at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ieva Jansone, Gina Lange and Laura Richards will be honored for Senior Day.


Valpo WBB drops game at Youngstown State

Valparaiso trimmed a 15-point, first-half deficit to four early in the second half at Youngstown State, but the Penguins responded with a big run and went on to beat the Crusaders 72-50 at the Beeghly Center on Monday night.


Valpo women finish road-schedule at Youngstown State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of the Horizon League schedule when the Crusaders visit Youngstown State at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.


Crusaders drop close contest at Cleveland State

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 10th double-double of the season, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) also scored in double figures, but Cleveland State outscored the Crusaders by 10 over the final 6:15 and came away with a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.


Crusader women open March with a visit to Cleveland State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first of two games in Ohio when the Crusaders visit Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.


Valpo women fall in overtime to Wright State

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) tied a career-high with 33 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and she also grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Crusaders lost to Wright State 83-78 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders close out February by hosting Wright State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to begin a stretch of three games in five days when the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.


Crusaders drop road game at #25/RV Green Bay

Sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) filled up the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals, but Valparaiso fell on the road to #25/RV Green Bay by a score of 80-38 on Saturday afternoon.


Women's hoops inks Isaac to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Aliyah Isaac to a National Letter of Intent, during the Early Signing Period, to play for the Crusaders.


Valpo women pay a visit to #25/RV Green Bay

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road and takes on the top team in the Horizon League when the Crusaders visit #25/RV Green Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.


Late Crusader Rally Falls Just Short Thursday Night

Valparaiso trimmed a 19-point second half deficit against Milwaukee down to two with 7.0 seconds to go, but the Panthers held on for a 75-71 win at the ARC on Thursday evening.


Valpo WBB hosts Milwaukee on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out a two-game home stand and goes for the season sweep against Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.


Balanced Crusaders rally to beat UIC in Play 4Kay game

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) posted her eighth double-double of the season and all 11 Crusaders scored, including a career-high 13 from freshman Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich/Caledonia) as Valparaiso outscored UIC by 32 in the second half to post an 88-62 win on Saturday in the annual Play 4Kay game to benefit breast cancer research.


Crusader women host UIC in Play 4Kay game on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team starts a two-game home stand against UIC in the Play 4Kay game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. Please note the game time is a change from the originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. tip.


Gerardot named HL Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January.


Crusaders drop road contest at Loyola

Valparaiso trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to one midway through the second half, but the Crusaders could not pull in front and dropped a 68-58 decision at Loyola on Wednesday night.


Valpo women open HL second half at Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens the second half of Horizon League play and finishes up a two-game road with a visit to Chicago to play Loyola at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.


Crusader women drop contest at Detroit

Three Crusader players scored in double-figures, led by 16 from Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill/Loyola Academy), but the Detroit outscored Valparaiso by 17 in the second half and beat the Crusaders 70-61 on Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall.


Valpo WBB visits Detroit on Saturday afternoon

Coming off an overtime victory against Cleveland State, the Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the first half of Horizon League play with a game at Detroit at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.


Valparaizone in Semifinals of Naismith Student Section of the Year Voting

The votes are in and Valparaiso University’s student section, the Valparaizone, has advanced to the semifinal round of the second annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award contest. As one of the top college basketball student sections in the country, Valpo is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Crusader fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.


Katie Boone Set to Be Inducted Into Valpo Hall of Fame

A catalyst at the point guard position for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, Katie Boone helped lead the Crusaders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during her four-year career, and on Saturday, February 16, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Gerardot gets third HL Player of the Week nod

Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Horizon League Player of the Week honors for the third time this season in helping the Crusaders split a pair of games against Wright State and Cleveland State.


Valpo women upend Cleveland State in overtime

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) made a layup with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and then the Crusaders dominated the extra five minutes to pick up a 92-84 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC.


Crusader women host Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.


Crusaders fall in final seconds at Wright State

Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored on a runner with 21.2 seconds to go to give Valparaiso a one-point lead, but Kim Demmings scored for Wright State with 6.3 seconds to go to give the Raiders a 67-66 victory.


Valpo women visit Wright State on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its second-straight road victory when the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to take on Wright State at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


WBB drops home contest to #RV/RV Green Bay

Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) tied a career-high with 18 points and Valparaiso became the first team to score more than 50 points against Green Bay in Horizon League action, but it was not enough as the #RV/RV Phoenix took a 78-55 win at the ARC on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo WBB hosts Green Bay on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to host Horizon League-favorite Green Bay at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday at the ARC.


Hot-shooting Crusaders pick up win at Milwaukee

Behind 51 percent shooting from the field and career-highs from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy), the Crusader women’s basketball team came away with an 84-72 win at Milwaukee on Thursday night.


Crusaders visit Milwaukee on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its first road win in Horizon League play when it travels to Milwaukee take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Klotsche Center.


Crusader women drop road contest at UIC

Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-high 18 points, and the Crusaders tied a season-best with nine made 3-pointers, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped an 82-75 Horizon League decision at UIC on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo women travel to UIC on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in Horizon League play when it makes the short trip to Chicago take on UIC at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavillion.


Fans Encouraged to Vote for ValparaiZone for Naismith Student Section of the Year

Valparaiso’s student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the title. Crusader fans will have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.


Crusader second-half rally comes up short against Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trimmed a 12-point second-half deficit down to one, but the Crusaders could not take the lead and lost to Loyola (Chicago) 52-44 on Wednesday night.


Valpo WBB closes out home stand against Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team concludes its four-game home stand and looks to stay unbeaten in Horizon League play when it hosts Loyola (Chicago) at 7:05 on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot named Horizon League Player of the Week

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) earned her second Horizon League Player of the Week honors of the season in posting a double-double to help the Crusaders to a 67-59 win over Youngstown State.


Valpo defeats Youngstown State in HL opener

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but they battled back and went on to pick up a 67-59 win over Youngstown State in the Crusaders’ Horizon League opener on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Watch the Latest Valpo Coaches Show With Tracey Dorow

Catch the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow. Dorow sits down with Aaron Leavitt to discuss the team's progress over the pre-league games and the honors two Crusaders have recently garnered, while also looking ahead to the start of the Horizon League campaign.


Valpo WBB hosts Youngstown State in HL opener

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens Horizon League play against Youngstown State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon in the third game of a four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Richardson named HL Newcomer of the Week

For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week. Richardson earned the honors for helping the Crusaders beat Northern Illinois 54-49 on Saturday.


Crusaders close out non-conference play with win over Northern Illinois

Redshirt Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-best 16 points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team led from start to finish to win its second-straight game 54-49 over Northern Illinois on Saturday.


Valpo WBB hosts Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues its four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center and closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.


Gerardot earns Horizon League Player of the Week honors

Valparaiso junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for setting a pair of new career-highs and help the Crusaders rally from a 19-point deficit in the first half in Valpo’s 58-53 win over Ball State on Saturday.


Crusader women rally to upend Ball State

Led by a career-high 28 points and a career-best 17 rebounds from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), the Valparaiso women’s basketball team rallied from a 19-point deficit in the first half to beat Ball State 58-53 on Saturday.


Valpo women open homestand against Ball State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for its first home game in four weeks when the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo closes out road trip with loss at Michigan

Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) scored a season-high six points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by seven early on in the first half against Michigan, but the Wolverines outscored the Crusaders by 20 over the rest of the half and went on to beat the Crusaders 73-32 on Thursday.


Crusaders fall in final seconds at Western Michigan

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored with 8.6 seconds remaining to put the Valparaiso women’s basketball team up one on Western Michigan, but Aurielle Anderson scored with 2.5 seconds left as the Crusaders fell 70-69 on Wednesday.


Crusaders hit the road for back-to-back games

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of its non-conference schedule with a pair of games at Western Michigan (6 p.m. Wednesday) and Michigan (5 p.m. Thursday).


Richardson named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week

Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for helping the Crusaders split a pair of road contests between IPFW and #8/8 Louisville.


Crusaders fall on the road to #8/8 Louisville

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) each tallied a team-high nine points, but the Valparaiso women’s basketball team dropped a road contest to #8/8 Louisville 96-40 on Saturday night.


Valpo women visit #8 Louisville on Saturday night

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the second of a four-game road trip on Saturday evening when the Crusaders take on #8/8 Louisville at 6:30 p.m.


Second-half run helps Crusaders get road win at IPFW

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team went on a 20-5 run over a six-minute span in the second half against IPFW to take a 14-point lead and never looked back in getting its first road win of the season with an 82-73 victory over the Mastodons on Tuesday night.


Valpo Women Return to Road, Head to IPFW

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team kicks off its second stretch of four consecutive road games on Tuesday evening when the Crusaders make the short trip to Fort Wayne to take on IPFW at 6 p.m.


Crusaders Fall at Home to Saint Louis

The Valparaiso women's basketball team led by 11 in the first half against Saint Louis before going cold from the field, and a furious late rally came up just short as the Crusaders fell by a 53-47 final to the Billikens Saturday afternoon at the ARC.


Valpo Women Return Home to ARC, Host Saint Louis

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its lone home game in a six-week stretch on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders host Saint Louis at the ARC. Following Saturday’s game, the Crusaders will play their next four contests on the road.


Crusaders Fall in Road Test at Western Illinois

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team started the second half on a run to claim the lead Tuesday evening in Macomb, Ill., but Western Illinois would eventually re-claim the lead for good as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 69-55 to close out a four-game road trip.


Valpo WBB Road Trip Continues at Western Illinois

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its fourth consecutive road game on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders trek to Macomb, Ill. to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois. Valpo is in search of its first road win of the season.


Crusaders Drop Test at #4 Duke

The Valparaiso women's basketball team hung around with the nation's fourth-ranked team in #4/4 Duke early on Friday evening in Durham, N.C., but the Blue Devils eventually pulled away and defeated the Crusaders by a 90-45 final.


Valpo Women Head to #4 Duke

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team faces perhaps its toughest test of the 2012-2013 season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Durham, N.C. to take on the nation’s fourth-ranked squad in Duke. The game is the third in a stretch of eight out of nine on the road for Valpo.


Crusaders Drop Non-League Game at Butler Monday Night

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team shot just 29.7% from the floor on Monday night in dropping a non-league contest at Butler, 69-55, in Indianapolis, Ind.


Crusader Women Continue Road Trip at Butler

Valparaiso plays its second straight game in Indianapolis on Monday evening, as the Crusaders take on former Horizon League rival Butler at 6 p.m. CT. The game is the second in a stretch where Valpo will play eight out of nine on the road.


Valpo Takes Loss at IUPUI Saturday

A 13-3 run in the late stages of the second half by IUPUI was too much for the Valparaiso women's basketball team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 75-69 to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Women Begin Long Road Swing Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso begins a long stretch of road games Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con rival IUPUI for the first time in six seasons. Valpo will play eight of its next nine games on the road over the next month-plus.


Crusader Women Down Purdue Calumet Wednesday Evening

The Valparaiso women's basketball team used a massive rebounding advantage to pick up its second straight victory to start the 2012-2013 campaign, defeating Purdue Calumet Wednesday night at the ARC, 76-59.


Crusader Women Take On Purdue Calumet Wednesday

Valparaiso closes out a brief two-game homestand to open the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Purdue Calumet at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. Valpo is attempting to improve to 2-0 on the season before hitting the road for the first time.


Scott Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) has been named the first Horizon League women’s basketball Player of the Week of the 2012-2013 season after helping to lead the Crusaders to a season-opening win over Indiana last Friday.


Crusader Women Never Trail, Defeat Indiana Friday Night

The Valparaiso women's basketball team made sure head coach Tracey Dorow's debut on the Crusader sidelines would be one she would remember for a lifetime, as Valpo never trailed in defeating Big Ten foe Indiana 64-52 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Season at Home Friday versus Indiana

Valparaiso opens the 2012-13 regular season on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Big Ten foe Indiana. It will mark the regular season debut for first-year head coach Tracey Dorow.


Check Out the Latest Valpo Coaches Show With Tracey Dorow

Check out the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow as she recaps the Crusaders' exhibition win and looks ahead to Friday's season opener.


Crusaders Run Out to Exhibition Win Monday Night

In its first public exhibition game under the guidance of first-year head coach Tracey Dorow, the Valparaiso women's basketball team unveiled an up-tempo style of play as the Crusaders ran to a 98-49 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] on Monday night at the ARC.


Women's Basketball Season Preview With Tracey Dorow

With the Valparaiso women's basketball team's lone exhibition game around the corner on Monday, first-year head coach Tracey Dorow sits down on the Valpo Coaches Show to preview the upcoming season.


Gerardot Named to Preseason Second Team All-League

Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection as the league released its preseason squads on Monday afternoon.


Valpo Athletics Launches New Social Media Fan Engagement Program

Valpo Athletics announces the launch of a new social media fan engagement program where Crusader fans can show their support for Valpo Athletics and each individual team through a combination of in-game social media campaigns, engaging teams on social networks and earning rewards through our new Valpo Crusader Social Rewards program. Fans can visit ValpoRewards.com to start playing!


Crusader Women's Basketball Announces 2012-2013 Schedule

Five games against teams which played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, plus a season opener at the ARC against Indiana, highlight the Valparaiso women's basketball team's 2012-2013 schedule as released on Friday. The Crusaders will be embarking on their first season under the guidance of head coach Tracey Dorow.


Valpo Women's Basketball Non-League Games to Be Revealed on Twitter

Follow the Valparaiso women's basketball team on Twitter - @ValpoWBB - to be the first to learn the Crusaders' non-league games and dates for the upcoming 2012-2013 season! Over the next three days, the women's basketball team's official feed will have the exclusive announcement of Valpo's 14 non-league contests as the Crusaders enter their first season with head coach Tracey Dorow at the helm.


Katie Loosvelt Completes Women’s Hoops Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Katie Loosvelt will be joining the Crusaders’ women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot Named to Horizon League’s All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.


Westendorp Named Valpo Women’s Hoops Assistant

Head basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Valparaiso University graduate Kurt Westendorp is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program.


Tracey Dorow Named Valpo’s Women’s Basketball Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracey Dorow has been named the seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history.


Women’s Hoops Hands Out Year-End Honors

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program has announced its two annual award winners from the 2011-2012 season, with Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) picking up the honors.


Greg Kirby to Retire from Coaching after Six Seasons on Valpo Staff

Valparaiso University has announced that associate head coach Greg Kirby is retiring from coaching after spending six seasons with the Crusaders’ program and 41 years of coaching overall.


Keith Freeman Resigns as Valpo Women’s Basketball Coach

After 18 seasons leading Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, Keith Freeman has announced his resignation as head coach of the Crusaders effective immediately.


Valpo Season Comes to a Close at 10th-Ranked Green Bay in Quarterfinals

Playing for the fourth time in seven days, Valparaiso hung with 10th-ranked Green Bay for 27 minutes on Wednesday evening before the Phoenix went on a 15-0 run and eventually downed the Crusaders 77-53 at the Kress Events Center in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship held in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Heads to #10 Green Bay for Horizon League Quarters

After registering their first Horizon League Tournament victory since joining the conference on Monday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals to battle top-seeded and #10/10 Green Bay.


Crusaders Score Defensive Victory to Open Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso seniors Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made sure their careers in a Valparaiso University uniform did not come to an end on Monday evening, leading the Crusaders to a 47-39 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Horizon League Championship held at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Richards Named to Horizon League All-Defensive Team

Valparaiso University junior guard Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team the conference announced on Monday (March 5).


Women's Hoops Tips Off Tournament Play Monday at Milwaukee

Postseason basketball begins for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders open play in the 2012 Horizon League Championship. The ninth-seeded Crusaders head to Wisconsin to take on eighth-seeded Milwaukee in a first round contest.


Valpo Falls to Detroit in Regular Season Finale

In a defensive battle that saw neither team lead by more than five points until the final second, Detroit came out on top of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon 48-42 at the Athletics-Recreation Center, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders in the regular season finale for both schools.


Women's Hoops Hosts Detroit on Senior Day Saturday

The 2011-2012 regular season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Valpo is looking for a victory and a little help from others in order to host a First Round game in the Horizon League Championships.


Valpo Opens Final Homestand with Win over Wright State

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) combined for 46 points and 22 rebounds on Thursday evening as Valparaiso posted a 70-60 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in the hunt for a home opening round game in the Horizon League Tournament.


Women's Hoops Begins Final Homestand Thursday Night Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s Horizon League Tournament and still has hopes of hosting an opening round game.


Valpo-Detroit Women’s Hoops Moves Start Time Saturday

To help accommodate the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games on Saturday evening, the Valparaiso-Detroit women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. CST start at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Falls in Final Road Contest at Milwaukee

Valparaiso suffered a cold shooting afternoon from the floor on Saturday afternoon, dropping the final road game of the regular season to Milwaukee 50-31 at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Closes Road Slate Saturday at Milwaukee

Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers. The Crusaders, winners of three of their last five, look to rebound from a loss at #12/12 Green Bay on Thursday night.


Crusaders Fall at #12 Green Bay

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Crusader Women Head to #12 Green Bay Thursday

Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin to begin its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening. Having won three of their last four games, the Crusaders will be faced with a challenging task taking on #12/12 Green Bay at the Kress Events Center.


Hot Shooting Lifts Valpo Past Loyola

Valparaiso made 12 of its first 16 shots from the floor on Saturday afternoon to build an early lead that the Crusaders would never relinquish on their way to a 69-46 victory over Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Loyola Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from Thursday night’s setback on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Saturday’s contest is a Play 4 Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness and cancer survivors will be honored prior to tip-off.


UIC Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to UIC 54-43 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Return Home Looking to Extend Winning Streak

After winning back-to-back games on the road, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four of its final six regular season games. The Crusaders open the stretch on Thursday evening battling UIC while looking for their third straight win for the first time since November of 2009.


Valpo Wins at Butler for First Time Since 1983

The movie Hoosiers, filmed at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, had not even been produced the last time Valparaiso defeated Butler on the famed court prior to Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders finally ended the road losing streak to the Bulldogs that dated back to 1983 with a convincing 71-58 triumph in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Hoops Closes Road Trip Saturday at Butler

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon traveling to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to battle longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back road victories for the first time since March of 2008.


Valpo Rolls Past Cleveland State Behind Varner’s 26 Points

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/AgenskalaGymnasium H.S.) both tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso used a 23-3 run spanning both halves to cruise to a 66-48 victory over Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Crusaders Continue Ohio Swing Saturday at Cleveland State

Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, continuing its swing through Northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland. The Crusaders will battle Cleveland State in a Saturday matinee.


Valpo Falls in Tough Road Battle at Youngstown State

Valparaiso battled back from a 10-point second half deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes, but could never take the lead as Youngstown State defeated the Crusaders 64-58 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Opens Second Half of League Play at Youngstown State

The second half of Horizon League action tips off on Thursday evening as Valparaiso takes a trip east to the state of Ohio. The Crusaders will battle Youngstown State in the first of three straight road contests while playing five of their next seven games overall away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


#12/9 Green Bay Downs Valpo to Close First Half

Valparaiso wrapped up the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 65-37 game to #12/9 Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Host Nationally-Ranked Green Bay Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso closes the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host nationally-ranked Green Bay. The Phoenix enter the contest as one of two unbeaten teams in the country and are ranked #12/9 in the polls. Green Bay is the highest ranked team to visit the ARC since #8/8 Notre Dame came to Valparaiso in 2008.


Valpo Falls at Home to Milwaukee Thursday Night

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) combined for 31 points on Thursday evening in a 55-47 setback to Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home Thursday to Host Milwaukee

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to begin a two-game homestand. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee as both schools look for their second Horizon League victory of the year.


Valpo’s Varner Named Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Valparaiso University’s Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.


Flames Defeat Valpo Saturday Night in Chicago

Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) tallied a season-high 14 points, making four three-pointers, but Valparaiso was unable to overcome three UIC players in double figures on Saturday night, falling to the Flames 54-43 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to UIC for Saturday Night Showdown

Valparaiso returns to the Windy City this weekend for a rare prime time Saturday evening contest as the Crusaders face UIC at the Pavilion. Valpo is looking to score its first Horizon League road win of the season facing a Flames’ team that has lost just twice at home all year.


Loyola Surges Past Valpo in Second Half

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to the Windy City to Battle Loyola

After registering their first Horizon League victory of the season last Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Thursday evening, traveling to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning on Thursday.


Crusaders Down Butler for First Horizon League Victory

Valparaiso made a season-high eight three-pointers and the defense came up with key stops down the stretch as the Crusaders defeated Butler 58-53 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the season in Horizon League play.


Crusader Women Close Homestand Saturday Hosting Butler

After a week off from competition, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to entertain longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders will be wrapping up a three-game homestand when facing the Bulldogs, and are looking for their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Valpo Falls Short Versus Youngstown State

Valparaiso took a three-point lead into the final eight minutes of the game but a 10-1 run by Youngstown State gave the Penguins the lead for good and they hung on to defeat the Crusaders 55-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders and Penguins to Meet Saturday at the ARC

Valparaiso continues its current three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome longtime rival Youngstown State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both schools are looking to bounce back from Horizon League losses on Thursday night.


Cleveland State Defeats Valpo Thursday at the ARC

Valparaiso played solid defense yet again on Thursday evening but was unable to overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell to Cleveland State 49-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home Thursday to Host Cleveland State

Valparaiso opens the 2012 calendar year on Thursday evening hosting Cleveland State in the first game of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Titans Top Valpo Saturday in Detroit

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) both registered double-doubles for Valparaiso but the Crusaders could not overcome 62.5% shooting in the first half by Detroit and fell 68-52 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Crusaders Head to Detroit for New Year's Eve Day Clash with the Titans

Valparaiso will look for its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close out the 2011 calendar year in the Motor City facing Detroit. With a victory, the Crusaders would close the month of December with a winning record as well.


Wright State Downs Valpo Women in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso opened its fifth season of Horizon League basketball on Wednesday evening, dropping a 58-42 game to Wright State at the Wright State Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Hoops Opens Horizon League Play Wednesday at Wright State

After winning three of its last four games prior to Christmas, Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Horizon League opener as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Wright State Raiders. Valpo is looking for its first three-game win streak since Nov. 14-22, 2009.


Happy Holidays From Valpo Women's Basketball

Happy holidays from the Valpo athletics department. Enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas courtesy of the women's basketball team.


Timmerman’s Three Lifts Valpo Past Eastern Illinois

Christmas came early for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as Ashley Timmerman’s (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer with 29.8 seconds to play broke a tie and pushed the Crusaders past Eastern Illinois 53-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the team’s final game before the holiday.


Valpo Closes Non-Conference Play Hosting Eastern Illinois Tuesday

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the final time in the 2011 calendar year on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois. The Brown and Gold looks to carry momentum into the Christmas holiday after winning three of its last five games following a 67-53 win at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.


Crusaders Score 67-53 Road Win at Ball State

Valparaiso erased a four-point halftime deficit and held Ball State to just 23.8% shooting in the second half on the way to a 67-53 road victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Hoops Heads to Ball State Following Final Exams

After taking eight days off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon looking for its first road victory of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie, Ind. to battle instate foe Ball State in their second to last non-conference game of the season.


Crusaders Hang with Pitt Before Falling 65-56

Valparaiso was within two points of Big East foe Pittsburgh with under eight minutes to play on Saturday afternoon before an 8-0 run broke the game open and the Panthers went on to a 65-56 victory over the Crusaders at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Valpo Heads to Pitt Saturday to Face Big East Foe

After winning two of three games on the latest homestand, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to battle Big East foe Pittsburgh. The Crusaders will play four of their next five games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Get Defensive in Victory over IPFW

Valparaiso’s defense held IPFW to just 22.8% shooting from the floor for the evening and four players scored in double figures on the offensive end as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 64-43 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Closes Homestand Tuesday Hosting IPFW

Valparaiso wraps up a three-game homestand on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain instate foe IPFW. The Brown and Gold is looking to finish with a winning homestand and rebound from a narrow 41-39 loss to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.


Lehigh Prevails over Valpo 41-39

Valparaiso had a chance on its final possession to tie or win on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but the Crusaders could not convert and fell 41-39 to Lehigh.


Women's Hoops Homestand Continues Saturday as Valpo Hosts Lehigh

After picking up their first victory of the season on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon looking to continue the momentum. The Brown and Gold will host Lehigh at 12:05 p.m. CST in the second contest of a three-game homestand.


Crusaders Earn First Win Downing Indiana-Northwest

Paced by double-doubles from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.), seven players scored seven or more points for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Indiana-Northwest 80-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Three-Game Homestand Wednesday Hosting Indiana-Northwest

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening to begin a three-game homestand as the Crusaders take on Indiana-Northwest. All three home games will take place during the next seven days as the Crusaders look to pick up their first victory of the season while continuing the non-conference portion of their schedule.


Shorthanded Crusaders Fall to Montana State

Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double figure deficits on Saturday evening to take the lead, but one final 14-0 run by Montana State proved to be too much to overcome as the Crusaders fell to the Bobcats 71-55 in the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic at the Coors Evens Center in Boulder, Colo.


Valpo Battles Montana State Saturday Night in Colorado

With less than 24 hours between games, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday evening for the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Crusaders will face Montana State beginning at 6 p.m. CST.


Colorado Downs Valpo to Open Omni Hotels Classic

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) led Valparaiso with 10 points and seven rebounds on Friday evening, but the Crusaders shot just 25.5% from the floor and fell to Colorado 60-32 in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.


Valpo Set to Battle Colorado at Omni Hotels Classic

Valparaiso heads to the Rocky Mountains and Boulder, Colo. on Friday evening for the Omni Hotels Classic looking to record its first victory of the season. The Crusaders will face tournament host Colorado in the first round before battling either Wisconsin or Montana State on Saturday night.


Valpo Suffers Setback to Western Illinois

Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point first half lead, but Western Illinois went on a big run spanning both halves to rally and defeat the Crusaders 67-55 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Longtime Rivals Valpo and Western Illinois Meet for First Time since 2007 on Tuesday

Valparaiso wraps up the pre-Thanksgiving portion of its schedule as well as its first homestand of the season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Western Illinois at the ARC. This is the first meeting between the two former Mid-Continent Conference rivals since Valpo joined the Horizon League in 2007.


Rice Spoils Valpo’s Home Opener

Valparaiso cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three late in the game on Sunday afternoon, but Rice hit a pair of big shots and the Owls spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener with a 54-46 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Host Rice Sunday in Home Opener

After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon for the 2011-2012 home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain Conference USA foe Rice in the first of five home games over their next seven contests. Tip time is slated for 12:05 p.m.


Valpo Falls in Overtime at SIUE in Season Opener

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime, but Valparaiso could never take the lead in the extra session on Saturday afternoon as SIU Edwardsville defeated the Crusaders 67-64 at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, Ill. in the season opener for each school.


Crusaders Tip Off Season Saturday at SIUE

Valparaiso opens the 2011-2012 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to battle SIU Edwardsville. Valpo is looking to carry the momentum from a pair of exhibition victories into the regular season.


Women’s Hoops Inks Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intents to play for the Crusaders. Joining the Crusader program are Abby Dean, Sarah Godwin, and Jessi Wiedemann.


Valpo Downs St. Joe’s to End Exhibition Slate

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Cruises Past Huntington in Exhibition Play

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in her Valparaiso debut and the Crusaders limited Huntington to just 15.9% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-27 exhibition victory on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Season Set to Begin at Valpo

The 2011-2012 women’s basketball season is set to open at Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to climb up the Horizon League standings. Head coach Keith Freeman returns nine letterwinners from last year’s squad and has brought in five new faces for the upcoming season.


Crusader Basketball Hosts Season-Ticket Holder Event, Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge

With the start of exhibition play rapidly approaching, the Valparaiso men's and women's basketball teams have participated in a pair of events to engage with season-ticket holders and students over the past two weeks.


Adams Named Preseason Second Team as Horizon League Announces Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University’s Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) has been named a preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection and the Crusaders have been predicted to finish ninth in the conference this season as the league has released its preseason polls.


China: A Look Back with Women's Hoops

When Mallory Ladd was preparing to make the 275-mile move from her home in Evansville, Ind., to the Valparaiso campus for her freshman year, she was also packing for a 7,000 mile trip around world.


Crusaders Seeking Ball Girls for 2011-2012 Season

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is looking for girls age 7-12 to help serve as a ball girl during the 2011-2012 season.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Program to Host 17th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 17th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 23-24 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women’s coaching staff.


Crusaders Show Improvement to Close China Trip

Valparaiso showed a great deal of improvement in its final game in China on Friday, despite falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 71-61 in Hangzhou.


Valpo Falls to Chinese Professional Team

Valparaiso continued its foreign tour on Thursday evening with its second of three games in Hangzhou, China, falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 76-51.


Valpo Women Open China Trip Triumphant

Valparaiso's women's basketball team began its foreign tour in China on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9) with a 110-61 victory over Zhejiang University of Technology in a unique format.


Valpo Announces 2011-2012 Women's Hoops Schedule

Fifteen home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center along with a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the University of Colorado highlight Valparaiso University's 2011-2011 women's basketball schedule which has been released by head coach Keith Freeman.


Valpo Women's Hoops Launches Blog for China Trip

Fans are invited to follow along as the Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins preparations for its international trip to China with a blog chronicling the adventures from the beginning of the 10 summer practices through the return to the United States following the trip.


Women's Hoops Heading to China in August

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will be heading to China for 10 days in August as NCAA Division I programs are permitted to take one foreign trip every four years.


Kelly Komara Joins Valpo Women's Basketball Staff

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Kelly Komara as an assistant coach for the Crusader program heading into the 2011-2012 season.


Christy Smith Leaves Valpo's Women's Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced Christy Smith has resigned her position as a Crusader assistant coach to take a similar position at Purdue University.


Accepting the Challenge: Boone Visits Haiti a Year After Devastating Earthquake

Former Crusader Katie Boone helped out in Haiti earlier this year as a physician assistant to help with the relief efforts.


Women's Basketball Adds Two Guards

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Charae Richardson and Ieva Jansone to National Letters of Intent, and both will play for the Crusaders in the fall.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women's basketball program has announced the dates of two camps which will be held this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Eliminated From Horizon League Tourney by Detroit

Valparaiso led Detroit for the first 28 minutes on Monday evening in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Calihan Hall, but the Titans went on a 28-8 run midway through the second half and hung on to defeat the Crusaders 57-50 to end the Brown and Gold's 2010-2011 season.


Crusaders Set to Tip Against Detroit in Horizon League Tourney

The second season starts for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders begin action in the first round of the Horizon League Championships at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. against the Detroit Titans. The Crusaders and Titans split the two regular season meetings and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday to face Butler.


Valpo's Gerardot Named to Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team

Valparaiso University's Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team as the conference handed out its annual postseason awards on Sunday (March 6).


Valpo Women to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso's women's basketball team will open the 2011 Horizon League Championship on Monday evening, March 7 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. as the Crusaders battle Detroit. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CST.


Butler Spoils Crusaders' Senior Day

Valparaiso was within one point of Butler with under nine minutes to play on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Crusaders 58-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to spoil Senior Day for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Hoops Hosts Butler Saturday for Senior Day

Valparaiso closes out the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host longtime instate rival Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are battling for seeding in next week's Horizon League Championship and Valpo's three seniors will be honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day festivities.


Milwaukee Nips Valpo Women in Final Seconds

Rashida Ray (Fort Wayne, Ind./Harding H.S.) scored a career-high 21 points for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit the game-winning jumper with 4.9 seconds to play to defeat the Crusaders 70-69 at the Klotsche Center.


Valpo Women Set for Final Regular Season Road Contest

Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin as the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. With a victory against the Panthers, the Brown and Gold would remain in the hunt to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game.


#17/13 Green Bay Topples Crusader Women

Two runs early in the game broke the game open on Thursday evening as #17/13 Green Bay defeated Valparaiso 75-48 in front of 2,237 fans at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Women's Hoops Begin Final Road Trip Thursday at #17/13 Green Bay

Valparaiso heads to the state of Wisconsin for its final road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season this weekend. The Crusaders begin the excursion with a Thursday night stop at #17/13 Green Bay, looking to hand the nationally-ranked Phoenix their first Horizon League defeat.


Late UIC Rally Pushes Flames Past Valpo

Valparaiso held the lead heading into the final five minutes on Saturday morning, but UIC finished the game on a 16-7 run to defeat the Crusaders 69-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Look for Fourth Straight Home Win Saturday Versus UIC

Having won three straight home games following a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday night, Valparaiso closes out its brief two-game homestand on Saturday morning entertaining UIC. The game against the Flames is Valpo's annual WBCA Pink Zone game, honoring breast cancer survivors.


Crusaders Finish with Furious Rally to Down Loyola

Trailing by 13 points with just over six minutes to play, Valparaiso closed with a 20-3 run, taking the lead on a lay-in by Skyler Gick (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central H.S.) with 15 seconds to play, and defeated Loyola (Chicago) 72-68 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Return Home Thursday to Host Loyola

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening seeking its third straight home win while trying to rebound from a pair of road setbacks last weekend in Ohio. The Crusaders will host Loyola (Chicago) looking to sweep the season series from the Ramblers.


WBCA Pink Zone Game Set for Saturday

Valparaiso's third annual NCAA Pink Zone game will take place this Saturday as the Crusader host UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. against the Flames.


Valpo Rally Falls Just Short Saturday in Youngstown

Valparaiso rallied from nine points down with just over a minute to play and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt rimmed out as the Crusaders fell 79-76 to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Women Close Ohio Swing Saturday in Youngstown

Valparaiso will conclude its two-game Ohio road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Youngstown State. Valpo will look to bounce back from a six-point loss at Cleveland State in a contest which begins at 3:35 p.m. CST, three-and-a-half hours later than previously scheduled.


Cleveland State Ends Valpo's Women's Win Streak

A 9-2 run late in the second half by Cleveland State proved to be the difference on Thursday evening as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 57-51 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to snap the Crusaders' two-game winning streak.


Saturday's Valpo-YSU Women's Hoops Game Time Moved Back

Saturday's women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio has been pushed back to a 3:35 p.m. CST tip-off to accommodate a memorial service for YSU student Jamail Johnson on Saturday morning in the same building.


Crusader Women Return to the Road Thursday in Cleveland

Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum from last weekend's back-to-back victories on to the road Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Ohio to battle Cleveland State. The Brown and Gold will look for its first three-game winning streak since opening the 2009-2010 season with three straight victories.


Crusader Women Win Second Straight, Down Detroit 57-46

Valparaiso got 29 points from its bench on Saturday afternoon and utilized a 16-0 second half run to defeat Detroit 57-46 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders' second straight victory.


Crusader Women Close Homestand Saturday Hosting Detroit

After picking up their first home victory of the season on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon entertaining Detroit. Valpo is looking to finish the homestand with a .500 record and win back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from November 14-22, 2009.


Valpo Women Down Wright State for First Home Win

Valparaiso used solid defense and rebounding to start the second half of the Horizon League schedule in a positive manner on Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 73-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's first home victory of the season.


Valpo Women Set Game Time Versus UIC on February 19

Valparaiso University has announced that its February 19 women's basketball game against UIC will tip off at 11:05 a.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Horizon League's Second Half Starts Thursday for Valpo Women

The second half of Horizon League action begins for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Wright State. Valpo will look to climb the conference standings during the second half of league play, beginning against the Raiders, a team that downed the Crusaders in Dayton, Ohio earlier this year.


#22/16 Green Bay Downs Valpo 69-50 Saturday

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why the Phoenix is ranked #22/16 in the nation on Saturday evening, defeating Valparaiso 69-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the two schools wrapped up the first half of Horizon League action.


Crusader Women Host #22/16 Green Bay Saturday Night

Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League action with a rare Saturday night contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain #22/16 Green Bay, the second nationally-ranked foe to visit Valpo this season, in the second of a four-game homestand.


Valpo Downed by Milwaukee to Open Homestand

Valparaiso began its longest homestand of the season on Thursday evening, but was unable to pick up the victory as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 73-61 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Four-Game Homestand Thursday

Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at the ARC. Valpo is looking to carry over the momentum from last Saturday's road victory at Loyola (Chicago) while trying to pick up its first win at home this season.


Valpo Earns First Horizon League Win Saturday at Loyola

Four players scored in double figures and Valparaiso got several key defensive stops on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 65-58 at the Joseph G. Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Return to Chicago to Battle Loyola

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time before mid-February on Saturday, returning to Chicago to battle Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will then return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four straight games, and six of their next eight overall beginning on Thursday night hosting Milwaukee.


UIC Tops Valpo Thursday Evening in Chicago

Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) made five three-pointers for her team-high 15 points but Valparaiso could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell 63-42 to UIC on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to the Windy City Thursday

Valparaiso returns to the road for the fifth time in the last seven games on Thursday evening, taking to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the UIC Flames. The UIC Pavilion was the site of the Crusaders' last Horizon League victory, closing the 2009-2010 season.


Second Half the Difference as Valpo Falls to Cleveland State

Valparaiso played solid defense and hit several timely shots in the first half, but Cleveland State rallied early in the second to defeat the Crusaders 68-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Cleveland State Visits the ARC Saturday to Face Valpo Women

It is a short turnaround for Valparaiso as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Cleveland State at the ARC. Valpo is looking to bounce back from a six-point defeat at the hands of Youngstown State on Thursday evening while wrapping up this brief two-game homestand.


Valpo Falls to Youngstown State at Home Thursday

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, but was the lone Crusader in double figures on Thursday night as Valparaiso dropped a 61-55 decision to Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home for First Time in 2011 on Thursday

After spending more than three weeks away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso returns home on Thursday evening to host Youngstown State in a Horizon League battle. The Crusaders will play six of their next eight games at home, and are looking to pick up their first conference victory of the season.


Valpo Women End Road Trip with Loss at Wright State

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, but a 14-0 run by Wright State midway through the final 20 minutes broke the game open as the Raiders defeated the Crusaders 90-67 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.


Crusader Women Close Road Trip Saturday at Wright State

Valparaiso closes out its longest road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders head to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to battle Wright State. The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a Thursday night loss at Detroit and pick up their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Road Not Kind to Valpo Thursday Evening in Detroit

Valparaiso fell behind by double figures just five minutes into the game on Thursday evening and could never recover, dropping a 68-52 Horizon League battle to the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Women Continue Road Trip Thursday at Detroit

Valparaiso continues is longest road trip of the season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders visit Calihan Hall to take on the Titans of Detroit. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from their setback at Butler on Sunday in the Horizon League opener while trying to pick up their first win during the 2011 calendar year.


Valpo Falls at Butler in Horizon League Opener

Four lengthy scoring droughts by Valparaiso proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Butler defeated the Crusaders 61-49 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the Horizon League opener for both schools.


Valpo Women Open Horizon League Play Sunday at Butler

Valparaiso rings in 2011 on Sunday afternoon opening Horizon League play when the Crusaders travel down to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle longtime rival Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Crusaders are looking to build off of their road win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday evening to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule.


Crusader Women Close 2010 with Win at Eastern Illinois

Valparaiso closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday evening with a 65-58 road victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.


Valpo Athletics, Opportunity Enterprises Partner For Ticket Promotion

Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside. For any men's or women's basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.


Crusader Women Close Non-Conference Action Thursday

After a 10-day layoff for the Christmas holiday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening to close out non-conference action in Charleston, Ill. against Eastern Illinois. The contest against the Panthers begins a season-long four-game road trip heading into the 2011 calendar year.


Nationally-Ranked Notre Dame Downs Valpo Monday

Notre Dame made 14 of its first 16 shots from the floor and proved to be too much for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the #17/16 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-43 in front of 1,877 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Closes Homestand Hosting #17/16 Notre Dame Monday

Valparaiso will wrap up its three-game homestand on Monday evening with its final game before the Christmas holiday when the Crusaders host #17/16 Notre Dame at the ARC. Monday's game is also Pack the House night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Valpo beanie hat.


Chicago State Rallies to Top Valpo Women

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) registered a double-double and Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) added 16 points, but Chicago State place four players in double figures as the Cougars topped Valparaiso 72-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns from Finals to Host Chicago State

After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are in the midst of a three-game homestand which will conclude on Monday night against #17/16 Notre Dame.


Valpo Downed at Home by Pitt Saturday

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) was the lone Crusader to score in double figures on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso dropped an 86-51 contest to Pittsburgh at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Set to Host Pitt Saturday

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game homestand leading into the Christmas holiday. The Crusaders will host Pittsburgh, their third Big East opponent of the season before taking a week off for final exams.


Valpo Women Look to “Pack the ARC” for Notre Dame on Dec. 20

The Valparaiso University women's basketball game on Dec. 20 against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA's “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.


Valpo's Late Rally Comes Up Just Short

Valparaiso rallied from 20 points down with seven minutes to play and closed within four in the final minute, but IPFW made four free throws in the final 22.5 seconds to secure a 73-65 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Valpo Women Return to the Hardwood Wednesday at IPFW

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Wednesday evening taking the short trip down U.S. 30 to Fort Wayne to battle the Mastodons of IPFW at the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the third of five Indiana schools the Crusaders will face this season, as the Brown and Gold look for their first win of the year on an opponents' home court.


Overtime Triumph Gives Freeman 400th Career Victory

It took an extra five minutes of basketball on Saturday afternoon, but it was worth it in the end for Valparaiso head coach Keith Freeman as he earned his 400th career win coaching women's basketball as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 59-54 in overtime in the consolation game of the Aces Classic held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind.


Valpo Women Look to Bounce Back Saturday

It's a short 15-hour turnaround for Valparaiso after suffering a last second 69-67 loss at Evansville. The Crusaders return to the floor at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to face Coastal Carolina in the consolation game of the Aces Classic.


Evansville Nips Valpo Women in Final Seconds

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) drained a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds remaining to tie the game for Valparaiso on Friday evening, but Evansville's Briyana Blair scored the game-winning basket with 1.1 seconds to play as the Purple Aces defeated the Crusaders 69-67 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. in the opening round of the Aces Classic.


Valpo Women Head to Aces Classic on Friday

After completing its first homestand of the season, Valparaiso returns to the road this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. for the Heritage Federal Credit Union Aces Classic. Valpo will battle the host Purple Aces of Evansville on Friday evening before facing Coastal Carolina or Central Michigan in Saturday's championship or consolation game.


Crusaders End Homestand Falling to Cincinnati on Sunday

For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung with Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. However, for the Crusaders, it happened to be the second half after a cold shooting first stanza as the Bearcats defeated Valpo 65-51 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women to host Cincinnati Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso returns from Thanksgiving to wrap up its brief two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Cincinnati at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bearcats are the first of three Big East opponents that are scheduled to visit the ARC this season.


Ball State Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Valparaiso returned to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time this season on Wednesday evening, but Ball State spoiled the homecoming, defeating the Crusaders 66-52.


Women's Hoops Entertains Ball State Wednesday in Home Opener

After opening the 2010-2011 season with three games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening for their home opener entertaining instate rival Ball State.


Valpo Falls 74-58 to Lamar Saturday Afternoon

An 11-0 run late in the second half broke the game open on Saturday afternoon as Lamar upended Valparaiso 74-58 in the Crusaders' final game of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.


Crusader Women Look for Second Straight Win Saturday at Lamar

It will be a quick turnaround for Valparaiso after posting its first victory of the season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to face host Lamar in the Preseason WNIT.


Valpo Defeats Austin Peay 72-57 in WNIT Play

Led by 20 points from Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) and 16 more from Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Friday evening, defeating Austin Peay 72-57 in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.


Valpo Set to Face Austin Peay in WNIT Action

Valparaiso returns to the hardwood in Preseason WNIT action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Beaumont, Texas for consolation round action. The Brown and Gold will take on Austin Peay on the campus of Lamar University.


Valpo Women Head to Lamar to Continue WNIT Play

Valparaiso's women's basketball team has found out they will travel to Beaumont, Texas on Friday and Saturday for the consolation rounds of the Preseason WNIT. The Crusaders will face Austin Peay at 5 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the weekend at the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.


DePaul Downs Valpo in WNIT Season Opener

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) led Valparaiso with 15 points and two freshmen added 10 points a piece but DePaul used its speed and athleticism to defeat the Crusaders 84-53 on Friday evening in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and season opener for both schools at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill.


Freeman Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011. Joining the Valpo basketball program are Jessica Carr, Mallory Ladd, and Shaquira Scott.


Crusader Women Tip Off Season Friday in WNIT at DePaul

Valparaiso opens the 40th season of women's basketball on Friday even as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle DePaul in the opening game of the 2010 Preseason WNIT.


Valpo Women Close Exhibition Play with 20-Point Win over Lewis

Freshman Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed its exhibition play with a 64-44 victory over Lewis at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Exhibition Play with Convincing Win over Grace

Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the game on Tuesday evening and never looked back, on its way to a 70-46 victory over Grace at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the first exhibition game of the season for the Crusaders.


Women's Hoops Season Set to Tip-off

As the 2010-2011 women's basketball season tips off at Valparaiso University, the Crusaders will have a new youthful look to this year's squad. Head coach Keith Freeman brought in six new faces to campus this year and will look for them to blend with eight returnees.


Valpo Picked Ninth in Horizon League Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league's 2010-2011 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference's head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.


Fans Introduced to Crusader Hoops Squads During Valpo Hoops Night

Valparaiso fans got their first look at the Crusader men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday evening at Valpo Hoops Mania in the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Group Tickets On Sale Monday Morning

Group tickets for Valparaiso men's and women's basketball, available for groups of 10 or more, will go on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.


Hoops Mania Set for October 16

Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2010-2011 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania, to be held Saturday, October 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.


Season and Individual Tickets on Sale for Crusader Women's Hoops

Season tickets and individual tickets, as well as the Crusader Plan mini-package, are now on sale for Valparaiso University's upcoming women's basketball season. The Crusaders home slate includes 14 regular season games as well as a pair of exhibition games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including Big East Conference foes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.


Steve Helm Named Assistant Coach for Valpo Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Steve Helm as an assistant coach for the Crusader women's program.


Four Big East Teams Headline Crusader Women's Hoops Slate

Four Big East opponents, including three that will be visiting the Athletics-Recreation Center, highlight Valparaiso University's 2010-2011 women's basketball schedule which was released on Thursday by head coach Keith Freeman.


Abby Scharlow Resigns as Assistant Basketball Coach at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Abby Scharlow has submitted her resignation as assistant coach to take a similar position at Florida Gulf Coast University.


Valpo Women to Battle DePaul in WNIT This Fall

Valparaiso will open the 2010-2011 women's basketball season on Friday evening, November 12, as the Crusaders face DePaul out of the Big East in the first round of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament in Chicago, Ill.


Timmerman Inks NLI to Play Hoops at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Ashley Timmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning the fall.


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 16th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host its 16th annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on September 24-25 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature four collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women's coaching staff.


Team and Individual Honors Handed Out at Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet

The players were recognized and awards were handed out on Saturday afternoon at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held May 1

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 1 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Women to Hold Three 2010 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding three summer camps for girls this June.


Valpo Season Ends with Loss to Milwaukee in Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso saw its 2009-2010 women's basketball season come to a close on Monday evening as the Crusaders suffered a 71-57 setback against Milwaukee in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Championship held at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Set for Tournament Action Monday Night

Postseason play begins on Monday evening for the #8 seed Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold host the #9 seed Milwaukee Panthers at the ARC. Valpo earned the home game on the final day of the regular season with a victory over UIC and now looks for its first win ever in the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Valpo Women to Host Milwaukee in Tournament Action Monday

Eighth-seeded Valparaiso will play host to ninth-seeded Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Valpo Closes Regular Season with Win at UIC

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) each tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed out the 2009-2010 regular season with an 88-77 victory over UIC at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Close Regular Season Saturday at UIC

Valparaiso wraps up the 2009-2010 regular season on Saturday afternoon in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle UIC. The Brown and Gold still have a chance to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game on Monday evening with a win and some help.


Loyola Derails Valpo's Rally in Closing Seconds

Valparaiso fought back from an 11-point second half deficit and had a lead late, but Katie Kortekamp's three-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining gave Loyola (Chicago) a 62-61 victory over the Crusaders on Thursday night at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Begins Final Weekend at Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso begins its final road trip of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders travel to the Windy City to battle Loyola (Chicago). Valpo's final two games of the regular season will have a large impact in the Crusaders' seed in the Horizon League Championships, which begin on Monday.


Valpo Celebrates Senior Day Victory over Milwaukee

Led by a balanced scoring attack which saw five Crusaders score in double figures, Valparaiso closed out the home portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 70-58 victory over Milwaukee on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Host Milwaukee on Senior Day Saturday

The 2009-2010 regular season home schedule comes to an end on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso hosts Milwaukee. Both teams are jockeying for position in the upcoming Horizon League Championships, and the Senior Day outcome may go a long way in determining who will be playing a home game in the first round of tournament play.


First Place Green Bay Tops Valpo

A 21-2 run midway through the first half opened up the game on Thursday evening as Green Bay went on to defeat Valparaiso 69-44 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Begin Final Homestand Thursday Hosting Green Bay

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Green Bay. Valpo is looking to rebound from a pair of road losses last weekend while the Phoenix enter the contest winners of four straight and six of their last seven overall.


Detroit Defeats Crusader Women Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso could not recover from a 15-point halftime deficit on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 67-49 Horizon League decision to Detroit at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Women Battle First Place Detroit Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up its weekend road trip on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is looking to bounce back following Thursday's setback in which the Crusaders rallied from 17 points down to close within one before falling to Wright State.


Valpo's Late Comeback Falls Just Short

Valparaiso rallied from 17 points down with 8:46 to play, cutting the deficit to one in the final minute, but could not complete the comeback, falling to Wright State 54-51 on Thursday evening at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Valpo Women Take to the Road Thursday Heading to Wright State

Coming off of a large, record-setting victory on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio as the Crusaders battle Wright State. Both schools are jockeying for position over the next three weeks for the upcoming Horizon League Championships.


Valpo Posts Record-Setting Win against Youngstown State

Allowing the fewest points in school history, Valparaiso cruised to an 80-28 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, posting the largest margin of victory for a Crusader team in 32 years.


Women's Basketball Thinking Pink Saturday against Youngstown State

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon with its annual Pink Zone game. The Crusaders host Youngstown State as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer.


Valpo Suffers Setback to Cleveland State

Despite being within three points at intermission, Valparaiso dropped an 82-59 decision to Cleveland State on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Continues Homestand Thursday Night

Valparaiso continues its three-game homestand on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are looking to position themselves in the Horizon League standings for the upcoming postseason tournament.


Butler Tops Valpo 66-52 Saturday Night

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) came off the bench to score 15 points for Valparaiso on Saturday night, but it was not enough as Butler defeated the Crusaders 66-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Instate Rival Butler Saturday Night

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center to begin the second half of Horizon League action with a three-game homestand beginning on Saturday night as the Crusaders host instate rival Butler. The Brown and Gold will play five of their next seven games at the ARC.


Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow Headed into Valpo's Hall of Fame

One of the top outside shooters ever to play basketball at Valpo, Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo's Hall of Fame to Induct Amber Schober on Saturday

Amber Schober ranks as one of the top all-around players ever on the hardwood for the Crusaders, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Second Half Run Pushes #24/22 Green Bay Past Valpo

Valparaiso hung with #24/22 Green Bay for the first 25 minutes on Saturday afternoon before the Phoenix went on a 24-2 run midway through the second half to defeat the Crusaders 78-54 in front of 3,039 fans at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Women Reach Halfway Mark of League Play Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up the first half of the Horizon League slate on Saturday afternoon while also concluding its current road trip in Wisconsin when the Crusaders battle #24/22 Green Bay. This will be Valpo's third game this year against a top-25 opponent.


Valpo Women Drop Road Game at Milwaukee

Despite double-doubles from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.), Valpo came up short against Milwaukee 54-48 on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Women Head to Milwaukee Thursday for Horizon League Action

After a victory over Wright State on Saturday, Valparaiso heads to the Badger State for a pair of games this week, beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. Valpo and the Panthers are tied in the Horizon League standings heading into the contest.


Adams' 22 Points Shoot Valpo Past Wright State

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied a career-high with six three-pointers on her way to 22 points on Saturday afternoon, leading Valparaiso to a 59-52 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Returns to the Hardwood on Saturday Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from its tough overtime setback on Thursday night when the Crusaders return to the floor on Saturday afternoon to host Wright State. The game is Valpo's final home contest during the first half of Horizon League play.


Valpo Suffers Overtime Setback to Detroit

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) added a season-high 14 points and nine boards, but it was not quite enough on Thursday evening as Valparaiso was defeated by Detroit 72-70 in overtime at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home to Host Detroit Thursday

After playing 10 of their last 13 games away from home, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to face second place Detroit in Horizon League action. Five of the Crusaders' next seven contests will take place at the ARC as Valpo nears the midway point in the conference slate.


Valpo Suffers Narrow Defeat at Cleveland State

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) scored a career-high 20 points to pace four Crusaders in double figures, but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 71-68 decision against Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Valpo Women Close Road Trip Saturday in Cleveland

Winners of two of their last three games overall, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold travel to Cleveland to battle the Vikings of Cleveland State.


Big Run Spurs Valpo to First Road Win

A 25-4 run spanning both halves helped Valparaiso rally from a early 13-point deficit to defeat Youngstown State 66-41 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio for the Crusaders' first road victory during the 2009-2010 campaign.


Valpo Women Head to Ohio to Face Youngstown State

Valparaiso heads east to Ohio for a pair of games beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders face Youngstown State. Valpo is looking for its first road win of the year in the middle game of its three-game road trip.


Valpo Downed at Butler 57-43

Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) added a career-high 10 points for Valparaiso, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell on the road 57-43 at Butler on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Women Set to Battle Instate Rival Butler Saturday

Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game trip beginning in Indianapolis, Ind. against instate rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for their first road victory of the season after registering their first Horizon League victory of the year on Monday night.


Valpo Picks Up First Horizon League Victory

Matching the sixth fewest points allowed in school history, Valparaiso registered its first Horizon League victory of the season on Monday evening, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 48-39 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Wrap Up Brief Homestand Monday Hosting Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso wraps up its brief two-game homestand against Windy City schools on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold entertain Loyola (Chicago) in Horizon League action. The Crusaders will not return to the Athletics-Recreation Center again until January 21 following the tilt with the Ramblers.


Adams' 16 Not Enough as Valpo Drops Horizon League Opener

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 16 points, had seven rebounds, and added three steals, but it was not enough as UIC earned a 60-51 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League opener for both schools at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Open Horizon League Play Hosting UIC Saturday

Valparaiso opens the new year on Saturday afternoon returning home to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month as the Crusaders host UIC. This marks the beginning of the 18-game Horizon League slate for the Brown and Gold, with the Brown and Gold also beginning a brief two-game homestand.


Valpo Falls to Wake Forest in Non-Conference Finale

A 15-0 run by Wake Forest late in the first half proved to be the difference on Wednesday evening as the Demon Deacons captured the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam with a 52-34 victory over Valparaiso in San Diego, Calif.


Valpo Closes 2009 Facing Wake Forest at Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule as well as the 2009 calendar year on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders face Wake Forest in the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam. This will be Valpo's fifth straight game against teams from power conferences.


Valpo Comes Up One Point Short Against Auburn

A game-tying free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining rolled out late on Monday evening as Valparaiso just missed upsetting defending Southeastern Conference champion Auburn in the first round of the Surf ‘n Slam Tournament held in San Diego, Calif.


Valpo's Varner Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after her career effort at Cincinnati last Monday night.


Valpo Heads to Southern California to Battle Auburn in Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso heads to sunny California for the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam Tournament beginning on Monday evening as the Crusaders take on Auburn in the opening round. Tournament host San Diego State and Wake Forest round out the tournament field.


Valpo Downed 62-50 at Cincinnati

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, including five three-pointers, but Cincinnati finished the game on a 25-9 run as the Bearcats defeated the Crusaders 62-50 on Monday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Valpo Heads to Cincinnati to Battle the Bearcats Monday

After a nine-day layoff for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood for the final time before Christmas on Monday evening as the Crusaders head to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats. The game wraps up a three-game road swing against Big East foes for the Crusaders.


#3/4 Notre Dame Too Much for Valpo

Valparaiso fell behind early on Saturday afternoon and was never able to recover as #3/4 Notre Dame defeated the Crusaders 88-47 at Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind.


Valpo Continues Road Swing Saturday at #3/4 Notre Dame

For the second time in five days Valparaiso will take to the hardwood against a top-15 program on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold visits #3/4 Notre Dame. The Crusaders will be playing their second of three straight games against Big East foes as well as the second game of a five-game road trip to wrap up the 2009 calendar year.


Adams' 18 Not Enough as Valpo Falls at #15 Pittsburgh

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 18 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was not enough for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders fell 77-52 at #15/15 Pittsburgh to begin a five-game road trip, including three straight against Big East foes.


Valpo Begins Stretch of Nationally-Ranked Foes Heading to Pitt Tuesday

Valparaiso begins the first of three straight games against teams from the Big East Conference on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders head to Pennsylvania to battle #19/20 Pittsburgh. The Crusaders are looking to snap a three-game losing skid while taking on the unbeaten Panthers.


Crusaders Lose Heart-Breaker to Central Michigan

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied the game on a three-pointer with just five seconds remaining Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas connected on a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left to upend Valparaiso 70-68 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home to Host Central Michigan Saturday

Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Saturday afternoon for the final home game of the 2009 calendar year as the Crusaders host Central Michigan. Valpo is looking to remain perfect at home this season while also trying to snap a two-game losing skid.


Valpo Falls on the Road at Chicago State

Valparaiso dropped its second straight game on the road Wednesday evening, falling 62-54 to Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.


Crusader Women Visit the Windy City Wednesday

After an eight-day layoff for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle Chicago State. Valpo is looking to continue the best start in program history.


Crusaders Suffer Season's First Setback Tuesday at Ball State

Valparaiso cut a 16-point second half deficit to five on Tuesday evening, but ran out of time to complete the comeback, dropping its first game of the season 71-64 to Ball State at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Valpo Takes to the Road to Battle Instate Foe Ball State

Off to the best start in school history, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2009-2010 on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders battle instate rival Ball State.


Valpo's Kenney Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Crusaders Down Colorado State for Best Start in School History

Double-doubles by Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) helped Valparaiso overcome a nine-point second half deficit and defeat Colorado State 68-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Crusaders improve to 3-0 for the first time in school history.


Valpo Closes Homestand Hosting Colorado State Sunday

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game season-opening homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host Mountain West Conference foe Colorado State at the ARC. Following back-to-back wins, the Brown and Gold is looking to start the year 3-0 for the first time in program history.


Kenney's Double-Double Leads Valpo to First 2-0 Start in Division I Era

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) tallied her fourth career double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) also scored 21 points as Valparaiso started the season 2-0 for the first time since the 1985-1986 season with a 64-55 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Continues Homestand Wednesday Hosting SIU Edwardsville

After starting the year with a convincing 29-point victory, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening to face SIU Edwardsville in game two of the season-opening three-game homestand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Cruise to Season-Opening Victory

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tallied career highs with 20 points and six steals to lead four Crusaders in double figures as Valparaiso coasted to an 86-57 victory over Indiana Tech in the 2009-2010 season opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday night.


Help Hilltop and Save at Valpo Hoops Games

The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting canned goods for the Hilltop Neighborhood House Pantry at men's and women's basketball games on November 18, 19, and 22.


Valpo Women Tip-off Season #39 Saturday Evening

Valparaiso will tip off the 39th season of women's basketball on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Indiana Tech. The contest begins a three-game homestand for the Brown and Gold to begin the season, matching the longest stretch Valpo will be at home all season.


Crusaders Ink Four Hoosiers to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that four Indiana players have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning in the 2010-2011 season. Joining the Valpo program are Maegan Callaway, Tabitha Gerardot, Liz Horton, and Stefanie Lang.


Valpo Rolls to Exhibition Win over Indiana Wesleyan

Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor and 78.6% from three-point range while forcing 22 Indiana Wesleyan turnovers defensively as the Crusaders wrapped up exhibition play on Monday evening rolling to an 87-46 victory over the Wildcats.