Valpo Inks Raegan Moore to NLI

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Raegan Moore to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.


Valpo Women Set Challenging Schedule in 2009-2010

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the Crusaders' 2009-2010 schedule which includes many as seven games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament this past year as well as three other games against teams from major conferences.


Hochstetler and Kulaga Earn All-Academic Team Honors

Valparaiso University senior guards Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) and Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) have each been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team.


Valpo Hands Out Team Awards on Basketball Banquet

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held Sunday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Signs Gina Lange to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Gina Lange has signed a National Letter of intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning this fall.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 26

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 26 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Kulaga Earns Second Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete of the Week.


Valparaiso Wins the NCAA/Horizon League “Pack the House” Challenge

Valparaiso University was one of 32 winners in the NCAA Division I “Pack the House” Challenge, winning the competition among Horizon League schools.


Valpo's Hochstetler Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Month Honors

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February.


Valpo Women to Hold 2009 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding four summer camps for girls this June and July.


Turnovers and Rebounding Costly in Tournament Loss to Wright State

Valparaiso committed 23 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds, 13 in the second half, and saw its season come to a close on Wednesday evening, falling 64-59 to Wright State in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women to Host Wright State Wednesday in Horizon League Quarters

Valparaiso begins the postseason on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders play host to Wright State at the ARC in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships. Valpo, the fourth seed, and Wright State, the fifth seed, are meeting for the third time this year, with each school defending its home court during the regular season.


Hochstetler Earns First Team All-Horizon League Honors; Kenney Named to All-Newcomer Team

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's First Team while Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) garnered All-Newcomer Team honors as the conference announced the year end award winners on Sunday evening.


Cold Shooting Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State

Valparaiso shot just 23.2% from the floor on Saturday afternoon, including 2-of-20 (10%) from three-point range, falling to Youngstown State 54-38 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio to close out the regular season.


Crusaders Close Regular Season Saturday at Youngstown State

Valparaiso wraps up the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon with a matinee against Youngstown State. The Crusaders, winners of six of their last eight, will be looking for their third straight victory heading into next week's Speedway Horizon League Championship.


Tickets on Sale for Wednesday's Horizon League Quarterfinal

Tickets are now on sale at the Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office for Valparaiso's Wednesday women's basketball quarterfinal of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships.


Kulaga Dials In from Long Range as Valpo Earns Home Quarterfinal Berth

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) made a career-high seven three-pointers on nine attempts, and finished with 23 points, as Valparaiso secured a home quarterfinal in next week's Horizon League Tournament with a 70-52 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio.


Crusader Women Begin Final Road Trip Thursday at Cleveland State

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final two games of the regular season, beginning on Thursday evening with a key Horizon League battle at Cleveland State. The Crusaders are looking to hold on to the fourth spot in the conference standings to solidify a home game in the quarterfinals of the league tournament which begins next week.


Kenney Leads Valpo Past Milwaukee on Crusaders' Senior Day

Junior Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) made Senior Day a special one for the four graduating members of the Valparaiso basketball team on Saturday afternoon, scoring 21 of her career-high 26 points in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Milwaukee 67-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in fourth place in the Horizon League standings heading into the final weekend of play.


Valpo Women Host Milwaukee Saturday on Senior Day at the ARC

Valparaiso will wrap up the home portion of the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon for a Senior Day contest against Milwaukee at the ARC. The Crusaders will honor the four members of their senior class prior to tip-off of the key game in the battle for seeding for the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.


Valpo Battles Horizon League Champs to Final Minute

Valparaiso tied the top team in the Horizon League with 3:30 to play, but was unable to forge ahead in the game's final minutes, dropping a 68-60 contest to Green Bay on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Green Bay Thursday Evening

Winners of four of their last five games, including a 10-point victory over second place Butler on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their homestand on Thursday evening entertaining first place Green Bay at the ARC. Valpo will be looking to end the Phoenix 15-game winning streak. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the men's team.


Valpo Women Upend Butler 75-65

Valparaiso shot better than 60% from the floor in the first half and 52% for the game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders atoned for a earlier 33-point loss to Butler in Indianapolis by defeating the Bulldogs 75-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women to Host Butler Saturday in "WBCA Pink Zone" Game

Valparaiso continues its final homestand of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle instate rival Butler at the ARC in a “WBCA Pink Zone” game. The Crusaders are looking to carry the momentum over from Tuesday's non-conference win against Chicago State while the Bulldogs have won four straight and 12 of their last 14 games overall.


Stephanie (Greer) McCalment Among Class of 2009 to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame on February 28

One of the first standouts on the hardwood for Valparaiso University, Stephanie (Greer) McCalment is one of the top all-around threats ever to put on a Brown and Gold uniform, and on February 28, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Hochstetler Twins Help Valpo Shoot Down Chicago State

Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, making seven three-point field goals while twin sister Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) recorded a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead Valparaiso to a 69-60 non-conference victory over Chicago State on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Saturday's Women's Game is a “WBCA Pink Zone” Game

On Saturday, February 21 the Valparaiso University women's basketball team will host the Butler University at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. The women's basketball program has designated this game as their "WBCA Pink Zone" game. "WBCA Pink Zone" is an initiative created by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.


Valpo Hosts Chicago State Tuesday in Non-Conference Finale

Valparaiso will begin its final four-game homestand of the season on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders step out of conference for the final time in 2008-2009 to host Chicago State. The Crusaders will be looking to build momentum as they begin the final three weeks of the regular season in a competitive Horizon League race.


Valpo Struggles on Road Falling at UIC

Jessie Miller scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and UIC held Valparaiso to just 32.7% shooting for the game as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 61-50 on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Crusader Women Head to UIC Saturday for Key Valentine's Day Tilt

After moving into fourth place in the Horizon League standings following a 25-point victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Windy City on Saturday night for a Valentine's Day game against UIC. The two schools have identical 12-10 records overall and are separated by just one-half game in the Horizon League standings.


Valpo Dials Long Distance While Cruising to Win at Loyola

Valparaiso made a season-high 13 three-pointers, including 11 in the first half, on the way to an 85-60 victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Heads to the Windy City Thursday to Face Loyola

Valparaiso heads to the Windy City of Chicago on Thursday evening to begin a two-game road trip at Loyola. The Crusaders are coming off of a six-point victory against Wright State on Sunday afternoon, and will look to maintain momentum heading into the final month of the regular season. Valpo remains in a tie for fifth in the Horizon League standings, but is just a game out of the third spot.


Valpo Holds Off Wright State to Earn Home Win

Valparaiso held off a second half rally by Wright State on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders saw the Raiders erase their 10-point lead, but held on to post a 64-58 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks to Bounce Back Sunday against Wright State

Valparaiso takes to the court for a Sunday afternoon matinee looking to rebound from three losses in its last four games following a 62-47 setback against Detroit at home on Friday night. The Crusaders entertain Wright State, a team that is just one game ahead of the Brown and Gold in the middle of the pack in a tight Horizon League race.


Cold Shooting Crusaders Fall at Home to Detroit

Valparaiso shot just 26.7% from the floor for the game and went more 11:40 without a field goal in the first half, falling 62-47 to Detroit on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Litka Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance last weekend.


Valpo Begins Second Half of League Play Hosting Detroit Friday Night

After finishing off a three-game road trip, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a rare Friday night contest against Detroit. This week marks the beginning of the second half of Horizon League play. The Crusaders open round two of the league slate tied with UIC for fifth place, just a game out of third in the standings.


Valpo's Kulaga and Hochstetler Earn Academic All-District V Honors

Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team while Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has garnered Second Team honors as voted upon CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).


Green Bay Hands Valpo Setback Saturday Afternoon

Several large runs by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in each half proved to be more than enough as Valparaiso was never able to recover, falling to the Phoenix 76-45 on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Women End First Half of Horizon League Play at Green Bay

Valparaiso reaches the midway part of the Horizon League schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip with a visit to Green Bay. Valpo enters the game having won four of its last five games overall following an 18-point victory at Milwaukee on Thursday night.


Litka Leads Valpo to Big Road Win at Milwaukee

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) scored 26 points and Valparaiso shot 56% from the floor on the way to an 83-65 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Continues Road Trip Thursday at Milwaukee

After having its three-game winning streak snapped on Friday evening at Butler, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to rebound and return to winning ways on Thursday night when the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee. Valpo is in the midst of a three-game road trip and currently tied for fourth place in the Horizon League standings.


Valpo Struggles in Loss at Butler

Susan Lester scored 27 first half points, eight more than Valparaiso as a team, and Butler posted a 29-point halftime lead on the way to posting a 77-44 victory over the Crusaders on Friday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Embarks on Road Trip Beginning at Butler on Friday

Having won three straight games and climbed into third place in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso Crusaders take to the road on Friday evening to begin a three-game road trip against first place Butler. The Bulldogs enter the contest between Hoosier State foes riding a seven-game winning streak and are a perfect 6-0 in conference play.


Hochstetler Named Horizon League's Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week following a pair of strong performances last weekend in the Crusaders' victories over UIC and Loyola (Chicago).


Valpo Wins Third Straight Downing Loyola 69-52

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) became the sixth Crusader in school history to reach the 300-assist plateau for her career while also scoring a game-high 18 points as Valparaiso won its third straight Horizon League game on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 69-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Look for Third Straight Win Hosting Loyola

Having won two straight close Horizon League contests following a 66-64 victory over UIC on Thursday evening, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Saturday when the Crusaders entertain Loyola at the ARC. The game is part of the Horizon League's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.


Hochstetler and Emig Lead Valpo Past UIC

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) tied her career high with 24 points while Katie Emig (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Marian H.S.) added a career best with 14 more and Valparaiso withstood a late UIC rally to defeat the Flames 66-64 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home to Host UIC on Thursday

After an overtime victory on the road at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to battle UIC, one of the three remaining unbeatens in Horizon League action. The Crusaders are in a log jam in the middle of the conference standings entering play.


Zabielewicz Scores 20 to Lift Valpo to Overtime Victory

Playing without two starters, Sylwia Zabielewicz (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) gave Valparaiso a much needed lift on Saturday afternoon, and poured in a career-high 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds as the Crusaders defeated Detroit 70-65 in overtime at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Looks to Return to Winning Ways at Detroit Saturday

After back-to-back losses in Horizon League play, Valparaiso will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is also looking to return to the .500 mark both overall and in conference play.


Cold Shooting Continues as Valpo Falls at Wright State

For the third time in the last four games, Valparaiso shot below 30% from the field, and on Thursday night 24.5% shooting for the game resulted in the Crusaders dropping a 54-44 decision to Wright State at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Valpo's Varner Earns Scholar-Athlete Honors

Valparaiso University basketball player Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 4, the conference office announced on Thursday.


Valpo Women Head to Wright State on Thursday

For the first time during the Horizon League season the Valparaiso Crusaders will take to the road on Thursday evening as the Brown and Gold travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Raiders of Wright State to begin a two-game road trip. Valpo is looking to rebound from a 13-point loss on Monday evening at the hands of Cleveland State.


Valpo Women Drop First League Game against Cleveland State

Cleveland State used a 25-7 run midway through the first half to take a double-digit lead and never allowed Valparaiso to get closer than nine the rest of the way as the Vikings handed the Crusaders their first Horizon League loss of the season, 68-55, on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks for Third Straight Monday Against Cleveland State

After opening the Horizon League season with a victory on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold play host to Cleveland State. Valpo is looking for its third straight win, something the Crusaders have not done since winning four straight between December 16, 2007 and January 10, 2008.


Valpo Doubles Up Penguins in Horizon League Opener

Four players scored in double figures for Valparaiso, and the Crusader bench poured in 49 points on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and gold opened Horizon League action with a convincing 86-43 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Opens Horizon League Play Saturday Hosting Youngstown State

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin Horizon League play hosting Youngstown State. The Crusaders finished their rigorous pre-conference slate .500 after a 58-49 victory over North Florida on Tuesday evening in the Christmas City Classic.


Crusaders Snap Skid Downing North Florida

Despite shooting just 29.1% from the floor, Valparaiso's defense held North Florida to just 23% shooting in the second half and snapped its three game losing streak, defeating the Lady Ospreys 58-49 in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic on Tuesday evening in Bethlehem, Pa.


Valpo Looks to Rebound against North Florida

Valparaiso takes to the hardwood for the final time before the new year as well as before the beginning of Horizon League action on Tuesday evening, battling North Florida in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic.


Valpo Falls to La Salle in First Round of Christmas City Classic

Despite 22 points and 14 rebounds from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.), Valparaiso was unable to hold on to a nine-point halftime lead and fell to La Salle 67-62 in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic held in Bethlehem, Pa.


Valpo Women Set for Christmas City Classic

After taking eight days off for the Christmas holiday, the Valparaiso University Crusaders will return to the hardwood on Monday as the Brown and Gold battle La Salle in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic hosted by Lehigh.


Hochstetler Named Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the Horizon League's U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 21.


Crusader Women Fall at #22 South Dakota State

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career high 24 points, including 20 in the second half, but Valparaiso could not overcome foul trouble and 26 turnovers, falling to 22nd-ranked South Dakota State 74-58 on Sunday afternoon in Brookings, S.D.


Kulaga Named Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her performances against nationally-ranked Purdue and Notre Dame.


Valpo to Face Third Straight Ranked Foe in South Dakota State

For the first time in school history, Valparaiso will take to the floor against a top-25 team for a third straight game on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, ranked #22 in the latest USA Today/Coaches Poll.


Crusaders Fall Just Short of Upsetting #8 Notre Dame

Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point first half deficit, and took a three-point lead with 6:50 to play, but Notre Dame held off the Crusaders' upset bid closing the game with a 17-6 run as the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish defeated the Brown and Gold 63-55 on Saturday afternoon in front of more than 2,000 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks to Pack the ARC Saturday against Notre Dame

After upsetting #23/21 Purdue on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will look to “Pack the ARC” on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host their second straight ranked opponent when #8/8 Notre Dame comes to town. This will be will the Crusaders' final home game prior to the start of Horizon League action in January.


Valpo Women Shock #23/21 Purdue 71-60

Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts #23/21 Purdue Wednesday Night

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time since opening night on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host #23/21 Purdue in the first of two straight home games against top-25 foes. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from a loss at North Texas on Saturday while the Boilermakers have dropped two straight games against teams ranked in the top-11.


Turnovers and Rebounding Prove Costly as Valpo Falls to North Texas

Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Kulaga Named Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete for November

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November after leading the Crusader women’s basketball team to a 3-1 record as well as the tournament title at the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.


Valpo Women Cloes Road Trip at North Texas

Coming off it its first tournament championship in 23 seasons, Valparaiso will wrap up its four-game road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Lone Star State to battle the Mean Green of North Texas.  Valpo is 3-1 for the first time since 1983-1984 and is looking to move to 4-1 for just the second time ever.


Valpo Women Look to "Pack the ARC" for Notre Dame, Host Purdue in a Doubleheader

Next Saturday’s (Dec. 13) Valparaiso women’s basketball game 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.


Start Time for Valpo-North Texas Pushed Back 30 Minutes

The start time for Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball game on Saturday, December 6 against North Texas in Denton, Texas has been pushed back 30 minutes to a 5 p.m. CST tip-off.


Valpo's Kulaga Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week following her efforts in three games for the Crusaders last week.  This is the fourth league honor for Kulaga during her career.


Valpo Upsets Florida State to Win Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational

Leading from start to finish, Valparaiso posted one of the biggest wins in school history on Saturday evening, defeating Florida State 80-74 to win the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo.


Valpo Looks for Tournament Title Against Florida State

Valparaiso will look to capture the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Saturday evening as the Crusaders face Florida State in Fort Collins, Colo.  The Crusaders are coming off of a 64-53 victory over the hosts Rams of Colorado State on Friday night while the Seminoles are off to a 5-1 start after just falling out of the top-25 this past week.


Valpo Wins at Colorado State to Advance to Tournament Championship

Valparaiso handed the host Rams of Colorado State just their second opening round defeat in the 15-year history of the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Friday evening with a 64-53 victory in Fort Collins, Colo.


Valpo Women Set to Battle Colorado State Friday

Valparaiso heads to the Rockies on Friday evening as the Crusaders will battle Colorado State in the first round of the Coors Rocky Mountain Classic.  Valpo, which is playing four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season Tuesday afternoon at Central Michigan.


Valpo Rally Not Enough as Crusaders Fall at Central Michigan

Valparaiso battled back from an eight-point second half deficit and took a five-point lead, but Central Michigan scored the game’s final eight points to defeat the Crusaders 86-80 on Tuesday afternoon in front of 4,478 fans at a sold out Rose Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich.


Valpo Women Head to Central Michigan for Tuesday Afternoon Tilt

After a season-opening victory against Bowling Green on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will take to the road for the first time in the 2008-2009 season on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to battle the Chippewas of Central Michigan.  The Chippewas opened the season with two straight wins before falling by five points at Georgetown on Saturday.


Valpo Women Open Season with Win over Bowling Green

Led by 22 points from Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) and a double-double by Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.), Valparaiso opened the 2008-2009 regular season on Wednesday evening with a 69-58 victory over Bowling Green.


Valpo Women Open Season Wednesday Hosting Bowling Green

Valparaiso will tip off the 38th season of women’s basketball on Wednesday evening at the ARC as the Crusaders host Bowling Green.  Valpo won both of its exhibition games, and is opening at home for just the second time in the last eight years.  Bowling Green opened its season on Friday night in Philadelphia, Pa. dropping a 70-55 contest to Temple.


Freeman and Valpo Sign Two to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.  Skyler Gick and Laura Richards have both committed to continue their basketball careers for the Crusaders beginning in the 2009-2010 season.


Valpo Closes Exhibition Play with 45-Point Win over Saint Joseph's

Valparaiso cruised to an 89-44 victory over Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Crusaders’ final exhibition game before the 2008-2009 season tips off for real.


Crusaders Win Easily in Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso went on a 17-3 run midway through the first half Saturday afternoon in its exhibition opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center and never let its lead fall back under ten points, going on to defeat Concordia (Wis.), 77-48.


Valpo Women Ready to Take to the Hard Court

With one full season of Horizon League play in the books, the Valparaiso University Crusaders head into season two with an experience-laden team looking to make some noise and climb the ranks of the conference.  Valpo returns 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including four starters, and looks to improve upon a 14-16 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Horizon League play.  With a sixth place finish in 2007-2008, and a preseason prediction to finish sixth again this year, the Crusaders will look to surprise the prognosticators by season’s end.


Ott Leaves Valpo's Hoops Roster to Pursue Academic Endeavors

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Sarah Ott (Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chippewa Falls H.S.) will forgo her final year of eligibility in order to pursue her academic goals, including preparing for graduate school.


Valpo's Kulaga Named to Horizon League's Preseason Second Team

Valparaiso University senior Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s Preseason Second Team as voted upon by the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members.


Valpo Women Picked to Finish Sixth in Horizon League in 2008-2009

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League for the 2008-2009 season according to the preseason poll selected by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors, and media members.


Valpo Women Announce Two Date Changes

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball games against Detroit and Wright State scheduled for the Athletics-Recreation Center in February have each been moved back one day.


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 14th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 14th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on October 10-11 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The event will feature five collegiate head coaches as well as a high school coach.


Christy Smith Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Valpo

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Christy Smith has joined the Crusader staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.


Baugher Leaves Valpo Women's Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Meredith Baugher has submitted her resignation from the Crusader coaching staff.


Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks in Academic Top-25 for 10th Straight Year

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2007-2008 school year ranked 24th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average.  This is the 10th straight season the Crusaders’ team has been ranked in the top-25 on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll.  The Crusaders finished 12th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2005-2006.


Notre Dame and Purdue to Visit the ARC as Valpo Announces 2008-2009 Women's Hoops Schedule

Valparaiso will play host to both Purdue and Notre Dame within the same week in December at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of a 13-game home schedule for the 2008-2009 season Crusader head coach Keith Freeman has announced.