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.