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2009-10 Women's Soccer News
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May 20, 2010
The installation on the lights at Brown Field has now been completed and with it Valparaiso University has announced night games this fall in football as well as men's and women's soccer.
May 06, 2010
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
April 15, 2010
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of Linda Hathorn to the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach beginning immediately.
March 24, 2010
Valparaiso University will play eight of its 18 regular season matches at home during the 2010 women's soccer campaign as head coach John Marovich has announced his upcoming fall schedule.
February 05, 2010
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced that six student-athletes from four different states, Hailey Chmela, Tara Ellis, Lauren Gagnon, Katie Gratzianna, Kristen Manski and Amanda Ulin, have chosen to continue their soccer careers as Crusaders starting in 2010 by signing National Letters of Intent.
December 17, 2009
Valparaiso University senior Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) is one of 11 student-athletes that has been named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team in women's soccer, making her second straight appearance on the team.
December 16, 2009
Valparaiso posted its highest finish since joining the Horizon League with an 11-9-1 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play to finish third during the regular season. The Crusaders advanced to their first Horizon League Tournament championship match before falling to Milwaukee 4-0.
December 16, 2009
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team volunteered to assist the Salvation Army of Porter County in the annual Angel Tree Christmas Program on Wednesday (Dec. 16). Members of the soccer program assisted recipients as they acquired their gifts and food packages as well as carried them to their vehicles.
November 30, 2009
Valparaiso University's men's and women's soccer teams have both been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
November 17, 2009
Valparaiso University senior Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team selection as chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
November 08, 2009
Valparaiso's seven-match winning streak and season came to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 4-0 decision to Milwaukee in the championship match of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship.
November 07, 2009
Valparaiso takes on Horizon League regular season champion Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon in the championship match of the 2009 Horizon League Tournament with a trip to the NCAA Tournament at stake for the winner.
November 06, 2009
Valparaiso won its seventh consecutive match on Friday evening, advancing to Sunday's Horizon League championship match with a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Wright State in the semifinals in Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
November 06, 2009
Valparaiso University women's soccer player Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October.
November 04, 2009
Valparaiso heads to Milwaukee, Wis. this weekend for the semifinals of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championships. The Crusaders, the tournament's third seed, will battle second-seeded Wright State on Friday night in the first semifinal match.
November 01, 2009
Valparaiso University earned its first win ever in Horizon League Championship play on Sunday afternoon behind two goals by Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) as the third-seeded Crusaders defeated sixth-seeded Green Bay 2-0 in the quarterfinals at Brown Field.
October 31, 2009
Sunday's Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal match between Valparaiso and Green Bay has been moved to Brown Field on the Valparaiso University campus after heavy rains have made Eastgate Field unplayable. Kickoff remains at 1 p.m. with the match carried live on WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso).
October 31, 2009
Valparaiso University soccer player Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named a First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V selection for the second straight season.
October 30, 2009
Valparaiso University forward Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) has been named to the All-Horizon League First Team while midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) earned Second Team honors as the conference announced its year-end awards. Both freshmen also were named to the league's All-Newcomer Team.
October 29, 2009
Valparaiso begins postseason play at Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon as the third-seeded Crusaders host number six seed Green Bay in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament. Valpo enters with a five-match winning streak overall, and is unbeaten in its last six contests.
October 27, 2009
Third-seeded Valparaiso will host number six seed Green Bay on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Eastgate Field in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship.
October 25, 2009
Valparaiso closed the 2009 regular season on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over IPFW for the Crusaders' fourth consecutive shutout as the Brown and Gold celebrated Senior Day at Brown Field.
October 23, 2009
Valparaiso earned a home match for the Horizon League Tournament on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated instate rival Butler for the first time in school history with a 2-0 shutout against the Bulldogs at Eastgate Field.
October 19, 2009
Valparaiso wraps up the 2009 regular season this weekend with a pair of home matches at Eastgate Field. On Friday the Crusaders close Horizon League play with a key match against Butler that will go a long way towards determining seeding in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament. Sunday afternoon will be Senior Day at Eastgate Field when the Mastodons of IPFW visit.
October 18, 2009
Goals by freshmen Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) just 32 seconds apart proved to be the difference on Sunday as Valparaiso recorded its third straight victory with a 2-0 shutout against Cleveland State at Krenzler Field in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 16, 2009
Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) had a goal and an assist as Valparaiso posted its fourth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over Youngstown State at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday afternoon.
October 13, 2009
Valparaiso takes its final road trip of the 2009 regular season this weekend when the Brown and Gold head to Ohio for a pair of key Horizon League contests. Friday the Crusaders play at Youngstown State while on Sunday Valpo faces Cleveland State.
October 11, 2009
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season just 2:30 into overtime on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Detroit 3-2 at Eastgate Field in a key Horizon League match for both teams.
October 09, 2009
Valparaiso's women's soccer team opened Homecoming weekend on a cool, rainy Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field battling Indiana State to a 3-3 double-overtime draw.
October 06, 2009
It's Homecoming weekend at Valparaiso and the women's soccer team wraps up its three-match homestand with a pair of contests at Eastgate Field. Friday the Brown and Gold will step out of conference action to host instate foe Indiana State before returning to Horizon League action on Sunday to battle Detroit.
October 04, 2009
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored Valparaiso's lone goal on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 5-1 in Horizon League action.
September 29, 2009
Valparaiso begins a three-match homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders have won two straight at home contests heading into the match, while the Panthers were the preseason favorite to win the Horizon League.
September 27, 2009
A goal with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation was the difference on Sunday evening as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 Horizon League match to Loyola at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.
September 25, 2009
Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) notched her third shutout of the season on Friday afternoon and Valparaiso's offense tallied two second half goals as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season, 2-0, at Eastgate Field.
September 23, 2009
Valparaiso moves into the heart of Horizon League play this weekend with a pair of key matches against conference foes. Friday the Crusaders return to Eastgate Field to host Green Bay before heading to the Windy City on Sunday evening for a match at Loyola.
September 20, 2009
Valparaiso opened Horizon League play on Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, but was unable to come away with a victory, falling to Wright State 3-0 at Alumni Field.
September 18, 2009
Brooke Henderson's (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) first collegiate goal proved to be the difference in the match for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders topped Liberty 1-0 at Eastgate Field.
September 16, 2009
After a week off, Valparaiso returns to the pitch this weekend for a pair of matches, beginning Friday against Liberty at Eastgate Field as the Crusaders play their final tune-up before conference play. On Sunday, the Crusaders open their third Horizon League season in Dayton, Ohio battling Wright State.
September 11, 2009
Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) came up big for the second straight match for Valparaiso in goal, but a late tally by Central Michigan pushed the Chippewas to a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders on Friday morning in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
September 08, 2009
After splitting a pair of matches at last weekend's Boilermaker Challenge, Valparaiso returns to action for just one match this week. The Crusaders will wrap up a four-match road trip in Mount Pleasant, Mich. taking on Central Michigan.
September 07, 2009
Valparaiso University freshman Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a 1-1 mark at the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.
September 05, 2009
Valparaiso held its own on Saturday evening at the Varsity Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., before eventually falling to 14th-ranked Purdue 1-0 on the second day of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.
September 03, 2009
Freshman Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored her first two collegiate goals and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) added the match-winner in the final with less than 14 minutes remaining in regulation as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 on Thursday evening at the Varsity Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Ind. in the opening round of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup hosted by Purdue.
August 31, 2009
Valparaiso heads down I-65 this week to participate in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup hosted by Purdue. In Thursday's first match, the Crusaders will battle Ball State before taking on the host Boilermakers on Saturday to wrap up tournament action.
August 30, 2009
Jackie Kondratko's (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) penalty kick goal with 3:32 remaining in regulation time gave Valparaiso a 1-0 victory over IUPUI on Sunday afternoon at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
August 28, 2009
For the second straight match Valparaiso surrendered an own goal, and that proved to be the difference on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision to Northern Illinois at Brown Field.
August 28, 2009
Friday's scheduled women's soccer match between Valparaiso and Northern Illinois has been moved to Brown Field and will still kickoff at 4 p.m.
August 26, 2009
Valparaiso wraps up a brief two-match homestand on Friday afternoon when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at Eastgate Field. The Brown and Gold then embarks on a four-match road trip beginning on Sunday afternoon against instate rival IUPUI down in Indianapolis, Ind.
August 23, 2009
For the second straight match Valparaiso battled until the very end, but on Sunday evening Kristen Goncalves scored with just 1:16 left in regulation to lift Michigan to a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders in front of a large crowd at Eastgate Field.
August 21, 2009
Valparaiso jumped on top early on Friday evening, but Morehead State tied the match in the second half and scored the match-winner with 2:46 remaining in the first overtime to give the Eagles a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky. in the season opener for both schools.
August 19, 2009
Valparaiso begins the 17th season of women's soccer action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Morehead, Ky. to battle Morehead State. Two days later the Brown and Gold will host Michigan for the Crusaders' home opener, marking the first time since 2000 when Purdue visited Valpo that a Big Ten opponent will make an appearance at Eastgate Field.
August 17, 2009
Follow the Crusader women's soccer program all season long through the latest thoughts from head coach John Marovich as well as senior Jackie Kondratko, redshirt-sophomore Sammy Olson, and freshman Trisha Wladecki. They give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold begins its quest for a Horizon League title!
August 15, 2009
In a tune-up for the start of the 2009 regular season, the Valparaiso Crusaders battled Indiana to a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening in Bloomington, Ind. in exhibition action for both schools.
August 13, 2009
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the league's 2009 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.
August 11, 2009
As the 2009 women's soccer season is set to kickoff, the Valparaiso University Crusaders continue to look for the success on the field that has been building for the past five seasons. With five straight 10-win seasons following last year's 10-6-3 campaign, the Brown and Gold looks to climb into the top half of the Horizon League standings this season.
May 08, 2009
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the 2009 Crusader schedule which includes nine home regular season matches at Eastgate Field, including a visit from Michigan on August 23 for the home opener.
March 25, 2009
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
February 04, 2009
Valparaiso University's head women's soccer coach, John Marovich, has announced six signees that will join the squad in the fall of 2009. Joining the Crusaders are Marie Argo, Rachel DeFrank, Rachel Hoaglin, Rachel Spinelli, Catherine Terrell, and Trisha Wladecki. He also welcomes Janine Lytle, who has already joined the program at the beginning of the spring semester and will be considered a member of the 2009 freshmen class.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana