The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team kept its unblemished record in 2017 intact on Sunday, posting its second straight shutout in a 2-0 victory over IUPUI in non-league action. The Crusaders have started 2-0-0 for just the third time in program history.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team got the 2017 campaign off to a strong start on Friday evening from Brown Field, as a goal in the 57th minute from senior Jordon Tindell (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) sparked three tallies in a 10-minute span as the Crusaders took down Grace College by a 3-0 final.
The 25th season of action for the Valparaiso University women's soccer team kicks off this weekend with a pair of matchups at Brown Field. The Crusaders host Grace College to open the season on Friday night before welcoming IUPUI to campus on Sunday afternoon.
Entering its 25th year of intercollegiate competition, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program has a long history of success. The Crusaders earned Mid-Continent Conference and Horizon League championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament out of both conferences. Now, Valpo faces a new challenge this year, as it joins the Missouri Valley Conference.
Entering its first season of Missouri Valley Conference play in 19 years, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish in fifth place in 2017 according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. In addition, junior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) has been selected to the 11-player preseason All-Conference squad.
Taking to the pitch for the first time in competitive action on Sunday afternoon in Morehead, Ky., the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team put together a strong showing, taking down Morehead State by a 4-1 final in the Crusaders’ lone exhibition match. Valpo opens the regular season Friday night at Brown Field.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer program announced its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, which features eight home games at Brown Field and the team’s first slate of Missouri Valley Conference play since 1998.
Kicking off the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is women’s soccer. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in women’s soccer, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach John Marovich as he talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017 for his team.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer program announced that former Wisconsin goalkeeper Jameson Kronser has joined the coaching staff as a graduate assistant as the program heads into the 2017 season.