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.