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.