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Bowling Tabbed 14th in Preseason Poll
Alyssa Alvarez and the Crusaders head into the 2013-14 season ranked 14th nationally.
Alyssa Alvarez and the Crusaders head into the 2013-14 season ranked 14th nationally.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Valparaiso bowling program will enter the 2013-14 season ranked #14 nationally, as the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) released its preseason poll this week.

The Crusaders tallied 161 points for their 14th-place preseason ranking. Defending national champions Nebraska topped the preseason poll with 19 of 26 first-place votes and 744 points.

All nine of Valpo's regular season tournaments in 2013-14 are hosted by programs within the top-20 nationally in the preseason poll, including tournaments at six of the top-seven teams in the nation. In addition, seven of the top-nine teams in the preseason poll will be among the 14-team field for this year's edition of the Crusader Classic.

Valpo returns nine letterwinners from last year's team, which won 60 matches against one of the nation's most difficult schedules. In addition, the Crusaders add six newcomers to the squad for the 2013-14 campaign, as the program attempts to return to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler