Valparaiso University rising senior April Cronin will compete for the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) national championship this weekend with the Chicago Red Star Reserves, capping off a summer where she has featured as one of the top attackers for the squad.
Former Valparaiso University women's soccer player Rita Craven has been named the female recipient of the Horizon League Post-Graduate Scholarship Award, as voted on by the League’s Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee. Green Bay's Rowan Isaaks received the award on the men's side.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has added another standout class to its program, as head coach John Marovich announced on Friday that nine future Crusaders have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2016 season.
Six Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Fall Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. The men’s soccer program had two student-athletes honored, while women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country each boasted one honoree.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) has been honored as the Horizon League co-Scholar Athlete of the Season for the completed fall season of sports, the league office announced Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team had a pair of players earn All-Great Lakes Region honors, as both senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and junior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) received Third Team All-Region accolades as the NSCAA announced its annual award winners on Friday. Both Craven and Cronin earned All-Region recognition for the second straight season.
For the first time in Valparaiso University athletics history, the Crusaders had a pair of teammates both honored as CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans, as women’s soccer seniors Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) both were named First Team Academic All-Americans on Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team carried the majority of the play in its Horizon League Championship first-round matchup at Wright State Monday night, but the Raiders would eventually come out on top, as the Crusaders fell 2-1 to end their season.